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Old 10-23-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
elizondo
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Ki exercises, meditations and breathing?

Hi,

I recently bought ki in daily life by Koichi Tohei sensei and thought it was a great read and very life changing. I also bought his book on ki and have kiatsu on the way.

But from the first book there was only 3 breathing exercises, and no other meditations or exercises on how to develop ki.
at the end of the book he mentions these but I cannot find any info on his methods?

Could you guys link me to any of his methods on other breathings, exercises and meditations for developing ki.
Other methods by other teachers would be great too.

Thanks guys
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
Quentin Cooke
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Re: Ki exercises, meditations and breathing?

I come form a ki aikido backrground and have to say that you can simply not really get a great understanding of what ki is, let alone developing it from a book. Find a ki aikido teacher and they will give you a whole host of exercises to develop your ki and through practising that style of aikido you will alos develop your awareness and sensitivity through generating more ki.

Good luck, but remember that it wont come just like that, at least for most it doesnt. There is a lot of bad learning to undo.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:33 AM   #3
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Re: Ki exercises, meditations and breathing?

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Could you guys link me to any of his methods on other breathings, exercises and meditations for developing ki. Other methods by other teachers would be great too.
I put some basic ki exercises on my website:

http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/ki-exercises.htm

It's important to work on the whole: posture, breathing, relaxation, extension, center... Each increases the progress of the others, in an upward spiral. If one is omitted, the progress of the others might halt.

I also wrote a book on the subject, Qi. Increase your life energy, with exercises of all the aspects mentioned above. Here it is on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1419627724/

Stefan Stenudd
My aikido website: http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
Laurel Seacord
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Re: Ki exercises, meditations and breathing?

Here is a link to Shinichi Tohei's online blog. He translated and posted much of Koichi Tohei's (his father) book "Ki Breathing".
http://www.shinichitohei.com/english/

See the category "Special - Ki Breathing".

Good luck in your search. Even a few minutes a day of ki breathing or meditation can make a big difference in your life, and of course, your aikido practice.
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