Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > External Aikido Blog Posts

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2015, 03:46 PM   #76
kewms
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,318
Offline
Re: Shinto Clapping in Aikido

Quote:
Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post
It is my experience that doing the "ten of ten" e.g. - and the body work we practice in general - does not only lead to physical effectiveness. But that it also leads to a state of inner calmness, of sereness. (I have one student who is practicing opening to six directions explicetly in stressfull situations to become calm.)
Calmness and serenity are measurable physical states. Brain waves can be measured. Serotonin levels can be measured. And so forth. The benefits of meditation appear to be independent of the God Concept (if any) held as sacred by the meditator.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 12:06 PM   #77
Cliff Judge
Location: Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,274
Japan
Offline
Re: Shinto Clapping in Aikido

Quote:
Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
Calmness and serenity are measurable physical states. Brain waves can be measured. Serotonin levels can be measured. And so forth. The benefits of meditation appear to be independent of the God Concept (if any) held as sacred by the meditator.

Katherine
Mind, intent, and consciousness are no more measurable than a God Concept. Calmness, serenity, serotonin, and brainwaves can all exist without anybody "meaning" them.

And not to put too fine a point on it, but you could take all the nutrients out of a plate full of steak, potatoes, and veggies and offer them, if not in powdered form, at least as some type of brownish jelly.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #78
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
Location: State Line NJ/NY
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 632
United_States
Offline
Re: Shinto Clapping in Aikido

Quote:
Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
And not to put too fine a point on it, but you could take all the nutrients out of a plate full of steak, potatoes, and veggies and offer them, if not in powdered form, at least as some type of brownish jelly.
Do it well, and you're Ferran Adrià. Of course, it's not easy to be Ferran Adrià.

  Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2015, 04:10 AM   #79
Carsten Möllering
 
Carsten Möllering's Avatar
Dojo: Hildesheimer Aikido Verein
Location: Hildesheim
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 931
Germany
Offline
Re: Shinto Clapping in Aikido

Quote:
Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
. The benefits of meditation appear to be independent of the God Concept (if any) held as sacred by the meditator.
It is my personal experience that the specific results of a certain way of meditation or more precisely of a certain spiritual practice are totally dependent of the concept behind that technique.

But I didn't mean to start a discussion whether at all there exist things that are not "measurable" in a scientific sense. If your don't need that dimension, it works for me.
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why bother keeping Aikido 'pure'? Reuben General 149 09-04-2016 01:46 PM
What Keganin No Senshi Aikido Is Thomas Osborn External Aikido Blog Posts 1 04-24-2014 03:39 PM
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 24 Peter Goldsbury Columns 6 07-07-2013 06:40 PM
I'm Leaving Aikido Daniel Ranger-Holt General 122 10-07-2010 09:01 PM
Two things. Veers General 8 04-04-2003 02:54 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:53 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2017 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2017 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate