Post title: Letting the Mind Move
(Sep 18 2018 at 10:59 PM)
In a recent lecture, Koun Franz recommended letting the mind move away from the head as an experiment:
Okay... So, have your hands in the cosmic mudra, palms up, thumbs touching, and there's this common instruction: place your mind here. Different people interpret this differently. Some people will say this means to place your attention here,
Post title: Four Points of Ki Aikido
(Aug 7 2018 at 06:21 PM)
Koichi Tohei was a student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. In his own teaching, Tohei developed four principles to help guide his students:
1) Keep one point;
2) Relax completely;
3) Keep weight underside;
4) Extend Ki.
Post title: Comment on "What's So Special About the Lotus", from Dao Bums
(Jul 21 2018 at 06:07 PM)
I continue to sit the 40 in the lotus, at least once a day, in spite of the extent of the stretch that I find myself in past 35. I'm looking for the activity of the sitting to be generated involuntarily out of the stretch of ligaments, in reciprocity for the most part, and I accept that the stretch that's involved is going to develop
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