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March 10, 2014
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In this issue we discuss meditation and contemplation strategies to experience deep peace and let go of your worries - see below. Next month, we spotlight most effective aikido training tips - stay tuned!
Using simple meditation you can, over time, remove negative feelings and become far more relaxed. Meditation and contemplation will help you appreciate the world...
As It Really Is!
Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, used to meditate several times a day. Sometimes for a few minutes, and other times for hours. Many of his top students were known to spend a lot of time on this too.
The more you can relax and focus your mind the better your Aikido techniques will become.
What are the best meditation techniques?
It really depends what your practise is aimed at achieving! You may just want a quick way to relax your mind and body, or you may want to go deeper and truly develop yourself spiritually.
I will outline a few of the meditation and contemplation methods I use to focus inwards. It is good to look inwards, rather than outwards all of the time. I recommend that you take the time to practise regularly.
Here are some meditation techniques, that you may like to try...
1 - Kneeling, with a two fist gap between the knees, hands placed lightly on your thighs with fingers pointing downwards. Straighten your spine, and relax downwards, with mind on one point in the lower belly.
2 - Cross-legged, with your hands resting on your inner thighs, thumbs and fingers lightly pressed together, spine straight, and relax downwards, with mind on one point in lower belly.
3 - If you cannot manage one of the other methods then a straight back chair will do. Also with the hands lightly on your thighs, feet flat on the floor, spine straight, relax downwards, mind on one point in lower belly.
You may want to try the following method...
Get comfortable, back straight, relax completely and put your thoughts in between your eyebrows (3rd eye) or in your lower belly (one point).
Close your eyes, open your mouth and breathe out calmly, using your diaphragm, by pulling your belly in. Imagine the whole breath going out slowly for about 15-20 seconds.
Pause calmly for a few seconds.
Then, close your mouth and inhale calmly, through your nose, in a smooth, relaxed way for about 15-20 seconds. Use your diaphragm, by pushing your belly out.
Then wait a few seconds before beginning the next cycle. The total length of the breathing cycle is about 45 seconds. Repeat as required until you can do this naturally.
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After using the first method, then you may want to try the following advanced meditation...
Seated - Practise the meditation breathing technique for few minutes. Then, with eyes closed, use your imagination to create an image in your mind. Visualise powerful life energy filling your being as you breathe in, and imagine giving it back to the universe as you breathe out.
Give this energy a vibrant colour, and feel it flowing in, through, and extended out from your mind and body. Create vivid detail, add colour, sound, and get into...
How it makes YOU Feel (positive, happy, vibrant, excited, etc.)
If you are a martial arts student, you may want to take this attitude into your Dojo training. Unfortunately in many dojo's, the other students are very sociable and want to talk about all sorts of casual things... before, during, and after practise.
Ignore it all, and keep quiet, without being rude. Breathe deeply and focus on your art, before, during, and after training. While you are on the mat, keep quiet, focus on your training, and what your instructor is teaching. You'll find you learn a lot more, and be able to...
Steal Insights and Principles...
This is how it was done by past masters :)
My Aikido Success Blueprint offers you a gold-mine of wisdom, and full details on my truly unique aikido meditation techniques!
BY CHANTING SOUND VIBRATIONS
Kotodama is the Japanese art of chanting a sound spirit. You can use the complex Aikido kototama of Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, Or a more simplified version, which I personally use. Taken from my 30+ years of research into spirituality.
'AUM', 'OM' or ? (Revealed Here!)
Meditation techniques using sound can have a profound effect on you. Of course, using sound allows you to monitor the smoothness of your breathing pattern, and you'll hear any imperfections as you perform it.
That way you can work on correcting them :)
During your chanting, you can also visualise your ideal life. The more feeling and detail you give it, the more likely you are to manifest it. Imagine and feel the end result as if you have already achieved your goal.
How does it make you feel?
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Tony Wilden is an Aikido Instructor and qualified in several Healing Arts. He has a deep interest in spiritual matters, optimum health, environmental issues, and the creation of harmony between people and nature. Tony is on a path to wisdom, freedom and power and shares his insights on aikido, health, universal principles, ancient knowledge and master strategies.
Tony Wilden - 98 Linden Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2BD UK
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