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Old 11-30-2006, 04:13 AM   #10
Dojo: Instituto União
Location: São Paulo
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10
Re: Relaxing Aiki vs Yoga.

I perceive Aikido, Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan as what I call integrative arts. The main purpose, as I see, is to integrate body, mind and energy, bringing more presence. The main difference in Aikido is that it has another element which is the relationship with the outside world (partner). I use sometimes some concepts of Yoga and Tai Chi in the Aikido training. In the essence, I believe they are the same. Different manifestations of the same purpose.
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