Si Wilson wrote:
Mark, are you taking te p...
Will the same happen if I try on fire, earth, air and water while changing gear in my car?
Mechanics, mechanics, mechanics!
mechanics are only part of the aikido picture, the ghost in the machine are where the different colours reside.
If you grab my wrist you don't know whether you are going to get 'rock' or 'water' - I do, the mechanics are the same, my mind (in conjunction with my body) creates your experience.
perhaps if you tried the exercises with a trusted uke, you too would have an experiential difference, just a thought,