Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Entries from August 2011

Response

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Always

Breathe

Center

Ground

Move

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Breathe Center Ground

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Only then

Move

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Lead with breath

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Lead with your breath

into  / out from

your center

and move from there.

Holding your breath helps nothing

Stops flow

Prevents balance

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Embodied Stress

August 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Stress is not external

Stress is what I choose to do with my own body

Lowering stress is

owning it

practicing stressless ways of being in the world

in my body

 

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Practice relaxed presence–daily

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Flowers will not grow

without water

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Knowing as Being

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Knowing joins being

In the body

In the world

In this moment

Disembodied knowing is misguiding.

Take care.

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Knowing is Embodied

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Any “knowing” that takes me out of my body,

away from relaxed center,

is miss taken.

 

Marc, pay attention to this.

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Aikido’s Basic Hygene

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Active whole body relaxation

Active  rest

 

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The Human Art

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Innovation is the human art of creativity for others

It is non-mechanical.

It is done full-bodied,

a generative, fully human art

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Support

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Move among people in ways that they feel your support

So they feel safe enough

To innovate (create, “serious play”)

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A simple practice

August 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Breathing

and

Moving

From the belly

AT THE SAME TIME

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Resting

August 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Sleep

brings me back to neutral

Aikido Practices

bring new possibilities

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Flow or Control

August 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Your choice!

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My Advertisement for Embodied Leadership at the Dojo

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

You will engage in simple practices which enable skillful innovation.

These practices enable innovation through connecting with the situations you are in and with others.

The practices are simple and powerful; they support precise, effortless, moment-by-moment innovation through breathing, grounding, and connection.

Situations will be experienced as embodied and responses will become embodied and smooth.

Work will become less stressful and more playful.

You will be happier, as will those around you.

Your mind will have a body to play with–rather than having your mind go it alone, even working against your body.

Joy will show up.

Please come join us.

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Precsion is not myopic Focus

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Precision
Brings the whole together
In this moment

It is not “focus” to the exclusion of the whole

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My Body

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Breathing
Feeling/Sensing
Stretching
Relaxing
Connecting with the ground and any other
Moving
Touching
Turning
Flowing
Attending
Opening
Resting

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Frisby Akido

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Moving from center

Breathing out

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Precision

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A sharp sword

A real attack

Placing a stitch

A good kiss

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Precision, the seventh Assertion–the 7th Fact

August 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Precisely grounding

Grounding precisely

Precisely centering

Centering precisely

Precisely connecting

Connecting precisely

Precisely effortless (flowing)

Effortlessly (flowingly) precise

Precisely transforming

Transforming precisely

Precisely present (being) in this moment

Present (being) precisely here and now

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