John Boswell wrote:
Relaxing is very important. Exhaling will help that considerably. Try not to rush anything or push yourself to hard. If you aren't relaxed and enjoying yourself, chances are your doing something wrong.
Hi, John, and thanks for your good suggestions. I will write on my dojo duffle bag your words about relaxing and enjoying aikido! I tend to push myself way too hard.
I'm good on all the supplements you mentioned. sometimes I feel like I eat a month's worth of dojo dues every week in vitamins and supplements!