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Old 10-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #103
Nick Hentschel
Dojo: Austin Aikikai
Location: TX
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Re: Zazen necessary for training

Sorry to have come into this thread so very late: I'm just returning to the forums after several weeks.

We have a weekly Zazen session at my school, and moreover, the Austin Zen Center is not far from me. However, I have to say that it's not very easy. My natural tendency is to attune myself to what's going on around me, not to block it out.

Last year, I took a kundalini yoga class, and found myself developing an almost radar-like sense of awareness: now THAT, I can use in aikido!

I'm curious about how to blend the two disciplines now.....
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