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Qatana's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-06-2003 10:30 PM
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Entries: 24
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In General when I get snarky Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #24 New 08-23-2007 10:18 AM
One ogf the most helpful "ukemi" practices I do is to have a reaction to a post in a discussion which sets me off, write my response and then hit "delete" instead of "submit". It is a measure of my ability to contain myself and act from a place or response-ability rather than reactionality (yeah, I male up words,too).

Sometimes tho, the thing that wants to get said can be a valuable indication to me of how I am and sometimes its something that I believe is a valid question or statement that, if posted in a discussion can be misinterpreted as me being argumentative when I think I am being rhetorical.I'm thinking I can use this space to make comments which I believe might be deleterious to the discussion I'm reacting (as opposed to responding) to. So here goes-

On the "which is more effective for *anxiety reduction*, aikido or yoga" question:

...and after this one you could do -
the benefite aof aikido AND yoga
as compared to say, yoga and meditation
or aikido and role-playing
or aikido and religious practice
or religious practice and yoga
or yoga and basketball
or basketball and ballet
or even which lends itself to creating More anxiety, the desire to advance in yoga or the desire to advance in aikido
or is it better for anxiety reduction or anger management?
or which is more/less competitive?
I"m really not trying to be argumentative here, but as a long-time yoga practitionar and 2nd kyu, these are both practices I have some experience in, and while they both have their benefits in far more ways than simple physical flexibility or physical self defense, most of them are Side Effects of the practice and really have nothing more to do with each other than apples and oranges.

Except that the fundamental philosophy in both yoga and aikido is to Accept What Is. And the better we can do this, the better we are in every other respect, be it anger, fear or comparing ourselves to others.
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#4 08-23-2007 03:51 PM
Qatana Says:
In the First place- NET is an Outgrowth of NLP, so how is NLP "newer"? In the Second place, this conversation has about as much to do with my original post as aikido and yoga have to do with each other.
#3 08-23-2007 03:07 PM
Shany Says:
while NET is another method of applying neural effectiveness, it is quite outdated comparing to new techniques, such as NLP. the question is, why one to use outdated techniques when one can use a better techniques which would take a more than of the time that took in the old techniques?. but for anxiety, it's the same with girls. why man have this fear of anxiety than? and clearly, in your textual frame, how would Aikido in that matter will help me to pick-up girls? btw, I blame society!
#2 08-23-2007 11:48 AM
Qatana Says:
While I agree that the root of anxiety is in the mind, the effects of it can become physical &systemic, as I know from direct experience. Adressing the way I respond/react to input in a physical, somatic, non-cognitive way ,is FOR ME, much more direct and effective. And whle I haven't done pure NLP I know from experience that NET (neuro-emotional technique) can have Immediate and DIrect results, and Any healthy practice done in conjunction is helpful in maintaining and expanding on letting go.
#1 08-23-2007 11:13 AM
Shany Says:
Anxiety is all in the head, though a fast solutions now exists using NLP, which is way faster than any martial arts can give. though, directly, aikido or yoga has nothing to do with a made up / non-existing fear called anxiety.

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