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posted May 22, 2018, 10:07 AM by Minnesota Ki Society   [ updated May 22, 2018, 10:07 AM ]
Drop-In Meditation: Breathing, Part 1: Following the Breath
Ki Breathing is one of the five methods of training in Ki Society. This month, we begin our exploration of Ki Breathing through the foundational practice of bringing awareness to our breath. As Soshu Tohei wrote in his book Ki Breathing, "Ki breathing does not require you to control you breath nor to stop your breath intentionally. You just breathe easily with a natural posture."

Drop-In Aikido: Kokyu Dosa
In Aikido, as in our daily life, we may think we need to use force to move others. But Aikido is not about forcing others--it is about securing another's agreement so they follow us gladly. Kokyu Dosa is an exercise to practice leading another while you are both seated in a very stable posture. The stable posture makes it difficult to move your partner by force, helping us understand how to truly lead another.

Download Curtis Sensei's Ki Lecture on "Breathing as Living" here

Kaichou Tohei translated Soshu Tohei's book Ki Breathing in a series of 36 blog posts. You can read them here