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Old 03-18-2010, 03:42 PM   #7
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Re: Mindful Practice

Anita Dacanay wrote: View Post
Sensei took a long time getting us warmed up; and there was a moment when we were breathing and stretching and I felt my revved-up mind let go and connect with my body.
Yes, its a "letting go". It happens if we "let" it.

We can "make" the mind concentrate, but we must "let" it be mindful.

If we "make" Aikido work, we use force and muscle and its not Aikido (its wrestling). We must "let" ourselves connect and move, "letting" the technique work.

Compliments and appreciation.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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