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Old 02-18-2007, 08:00 AM   #19
Mike Galante
Dojo: Aikido of North Jersey
Location: Suffern, NY
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 85
Cool Re: "Aikido is Misogi"

We used to do Misogi in a mountain stream in Big Indian, NY. Was middle of the winter right after Zazen, Kototama, Aikido. Invigorating!
But, to me the concept of Misogi, is a spiritual cleansing. The purification necessary for a spiritual body to be unable to have "room" to exist. We all know the impurities needed to be cleansed but in the end, the body itself needs to be surrendered, so why not build good karma, strengthen the spirit, and prepare now for that eventual transition? My .02$
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