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Old 11-22-2008, 06:23 PM   #64
Stefan Stenudd
 
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Dojo: Enighet Malmo Sweden
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We always do zazen, or mokuso, in our aikido classes. I like to have a rather practical approach to it in aikido practice. It encircles keiko.
Before starting the practice, we do a short meditation, mainly to empty ourselves of everyday life distractions and to begin budo breathing and such. At the end of the class, we finish with a just as short meditation to bring ourselves down to everyday life rhythm and power.
So, mokuso becomes a kind of on and off switch for keiko.

Of course, it can become much more - but that sort of happens by itself, given time.

Stefan Stenudd
My aikido website: http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/
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