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Old 12-16-2003, 01:42 PM   #1
Dojo: aikido of park slope
Location: brooklyn, ny USA
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why i forgot my umbrella at the dojo

i just read the quote below from this website about non verbal communication, body language, etc.:
Though we instinctively keep our head stabilized, we enjoy accelerating, dropping, and spinning it as well, e.g., in such sports as auto racing, skiing, sky diving, and surfing. Stimulation of motion sensors in our inner ear is not only pleasurable, but diverts attention away from today's concerns, and tomorrow's fretful worries. In part, this is because older centers of the brain's basal ganglia and cerebellum are engaged, centers in which there is no tomorrow, but only the present moment in time.
ive noticed this myself on more than a few occasions. the very second i get to the dojo and start moving around, i forget whatever was crazy stuff was going on with the rest of my day. i always attributed it to the fact that i enjoy practicing so much.. i guess there may be some science behind it too.

lots of other cool stuff on that site for the inquisitive aikidoka...


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Old 12-16-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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Just last week I was speaking with a fellow at my dojo who was saying that he enjoyed training because while he was on the mat he wasn't thinking about school, bills, etc...

I was thinking at the time that I feel the same way...maybe we all do. The lasting effect seems to be that I arrive at home in a much better mood and I experience a temporarily heightened ability to deal with unexpected and unpleasant events.
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Old 12-16-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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I always say the most challenging part of my training is remembering where I parked the car en route to class....

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Old 12-16-2003, 06:22 PM   #4
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I keep leaving my towel in the dojo.

When I have to die by the sword, I will do so with honor.
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:29 AM   #5
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Just last night I had a little sinusitis (sp?) and a sore throat, but when I was on the mat, it had absolutely no effect on me. I had totally "forgotten" about it until I started to drive home from the dojo . . .

Weird stuff.

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:24 AM   #6
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I'm not sure that sinus problem was just "forgetting"... I maintain that the best cure for any upper respiratory type cold is to have it pounded out of you. It can also work for excessive tension *grin*
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Old 12-19-2003, 01:40 AM   #7
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Happens to me sometimes. It's like before training I have flu symptoms. During the practice itself, I felt great. And I'll feel good until I arrive home which by then I'll feel really tired.

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