Drop-In Meditation: Meditation on the Tactile Experience or "Feel with the Whole Body."
When teaching Ki Principles and Ki Meditation, Kaichou Tohei Sensei gives us the simple instruction to "Feel with the Whole Body." This practice calms the mind and opens us to the experience of mind-body oneness. In our May classes, we will continue our study of the senses as support for meditation, and begin to explore this foundational element of Ki Meditation.
Drop-In Aikido: Ma-ai, Maintaining Proper Distance
When we are too far away from another, we lose connection. When we are too close, we cannot respond properly. Ma-ai, or "proper distance" is an important principle in Aikido and in daily life. In our May Aikido classes, we will explore how to find and maintain ma-ai on the mat by learning what "proper distance" feels like in our body. As we experience this for ourselves, we will also learn to take it off the mat and apply it in our daily lives. Read more about "proper distance" below.
Read Kaichou Tohei's article Learning about the sense of distance
The Dojo will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.