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Old 09-22-2004, 08:05 PM   #14
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Re: Poll: How important is physical aesthetics in your aikido training?

mark johnston wrote:
If by 'aesthetics' you mean posture...very important.
I was at a Denny's restaurant last night with a couple of friends. There was a waitress there that, while not typical of the body type I usually find attractive, I was drawn too. I couldn't put my finger on exactly why. I mentioned it to my friends and the one, who happens to be a body worker, immediately said "she has a straight back and very good posture". He was right. She carried herself with such ease and grace that her movements were very beautiful...even while carrying a tray of nachos


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