Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Muscles or Bones

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Fear/Control — strength, skeletal muscles, holding against, holding breath, rising up — horizontal

Trust/Flow — gravity, skeleton, sensation, compression, balance, resting into, moving with —┬ávertical

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Living from the Belly

April 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Mind and muscles attempt to keep the world at bay
Belly (center) accepts the world and moves with it
Even the activity of the mind and muscles is accepted and digested
Mind and muscles strive
Belly digests and rests into living

Live from belly, breath from belly, move from belly, sense from belly

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Sense Sensing

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Turn toward sensing
Rest into sensing

Sense my self (muscles, compression, skin, vision, hearing, smell, taste, stance, identity, voice)
Sense my Self (outside in)

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Present Sensations

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Turn toward, rest into, be with

Sensations

Sensations are the present, period.

Some ever present sensations are:

Gravity
Center
Connection
Effortlessness
Transformation
Precision

Practice noticing and turning toward each sensation of the present

This moment is its sensations. Breath, sense, turn toward, stay with…

Pushing past and turning away are sensations and come from sensations.

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Freedom AND Solidarity

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Curiosity, I, Peace, Specific–AND–Universal, Harmony, Thou, Non-violence, Respect, Connection

The embodied meaning of each of the words show up from turning toward, resting into, being with, sensing, letting, opening, porousity

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The Quest

February 18th, 2012 · No Comments

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