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.