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Old 01-07-2009, 04:14 PM   #13
Stefan Stenudd
 
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Inhale once, exhale twice

An interesting breathing technique when doing aikido is to inhale once, and then exhale twice. This makes sense in most aikido techniques: inhale at the initial step, when you accept the oncoming attack by entering to the side of it, exhale when you enter the technique, and exhale again when you throw or apply the end pinning.

Not only is it a good way of analyzing the rhythm in an aikido technique, but it is also a way of discovering that there is more in you than you might have believed.

Stefan Stenudd
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