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Old 03-03-2008, 03:51 AM   #10
eyrie
 
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Re: Poll: Do you think telling someone to "relax" is helpful in aikido training?

For some weird reason, the brain doesn't register the word... so telling someone to relax only makes them more tense.

"Softer" or "gently" seems to work better.

Ignatius
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