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Old 12-19-2006, 10:13 PM   #13
Janet Rosen
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Re: Zazen necessary for training

I am capable of resting quietly and letting my brain wander, but I am not meditative at rest - I immediately want to Get Up and Do Something. Whereas moving meditation for me = weapons kata and sometimes empty hands training.
I do NOT think zazen is "necessary" for doing aikido. It is one of many available adjuncts that fall into the YMMV category.

Janet Rosen
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