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Old 03-23-2005, 02:56 PM   #45
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Re: Standing Postures in Aikido?

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Mike Sigman wrote:
My thought is that doing standing exercises is probably as beneficial as doing ki exercises, and it's simpler to do, even for the elderly and infirm.
my opinion is that properly done ki exercises would accelerate learning to do standing exercises correctly.

As to the elderly or infirm, perhaps if you are just talking about 10-20 minutes. My 81 year old mother seems to get a lot of benefit from doing weight training 3 times a week for her joints and energy level. A little Iyengar yoga and tai chi, but not so dedicated about that. I am not sure how many have the patience standing exercises.

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