Soshu Tohei taught us "It is easier to coordinate mind and body when we are sitting or standing still than when in motion. But true unification means to maintain the coordination of mind and body even when we are moving." Walking mediation is a practice that helps us begin to carry the calmness of our meditation practice into the dynamic world of our everyday life.
Drop-In Aikido: "Just Down"
The basic rhythm of every Ki-Aikido art is up and down. Despite the constant tug of gravity on every part of our body, it takes time and attention to learn to move down naturally. This month, we will examine just what "down" is, and learn practices to build our recognition of it while standing still, then in motion, and ultimately in the middle of our Ki-Aikido arts.
Read Kaichou Tohei's article on Unification during Movement and Action
The Dojo will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day