Breathing & Balance
I'm just getting to the point in my aikido training where I'm starting to take note of my breathing. For the past few months i've been worrying about technique, and although still worried, I would now like to study breathing more deeply.
I have come to an assumption just now that when entering into a techique and just as you break the uke's balance that you would be breathing in. At the point of breaking balance you would slowly or powerfully, as the intensity of the technique would require, breath out.
If this is true or if anyone else has some pointers, it would be much appreciated. Also I would like to hear from anyone who thinks breathing has had some transforming effect on the quality of techniques.