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Old 08-16-2000, 12:36 PM   #5
Dojo: Two Rivers Dojo, York
Location: York, England
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 47
Max Factor wrote:
when i ask "can you breath??" it is never shouted and it has been some time since i use yonkyo....i ask the qustions to give the aikidoka somthing else to think about.

I can see that helps them bring mind and body closer together because they see just how simple the technique is.

Sorry, I didn't to infer that you were some kind of monster who stomped round the dojo, shouting and blowing off steam!
Just wanted to include a couple other things in with Yonkyo - the main thing was about not getting upset..
As for breathing, I agree totally. If I'm ever having problems, in or out of the dojo, I always try and focus on my breathing. Nothing fancy, just being mindful..


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