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Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit. Issue 65. July 2008.
I hope You are well and having a successful day... here is your latest Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit Newsletter from the Aikido Health Centre.
Your Unique Journey continues with 'Aikido Harmony and Balance' - focusing on the true essence of this amazing martial art - see below...
Read on... for our Words of Wisdom, World Community News, and Feature Article. The back issues & unsubscribe links are at the end of the Ezine.
Next month's article is titled 'Summary of Aikido Giving and Receiving' The Roles of Aikido Uke & Nage, Removing Ego from Your Aikido Training, Ukemi Lessons in Daily Life, Aikido Harmony and Balance - Stay Tuned!
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" Vision is the art of seeing the invisible "
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George Bernard Shaw
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness"
"Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening"
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Here we feature a series of Local and World Community News
that may be of interest to our subscribers...
Tidal Turbines the Way Forward
Renewable energy enthusiasts across the world were recently focused on Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, for the installation of the first ever commercial tidal turbine system. Pioneering developer Marine Current Turbines, are behind the SeaGen system, backed by investments from ethical specialists, Triodos Bank and its clean energy investment fund, Triodos Renewables.
The UK has a massive potential for marine energy, which could provide a fifth of the country’s electricity – the proportion nuclear currently provides. The idea of generating power from the sea is moving from the drawing boards and becoming a reality but it is not without its challenges.
Established in 2000, Marine Current Turbines are developing groundbreaking technology to exploit flowing water and tidal systems. On 2nd April 2008, the first phase of installing the 1.2 megawatt SeaGen system into Northern Ireland’s Strangford Narrows was completed.
The system was assembled in Belfast dock, the very same place that the Titanic was built – but this is a good omen as SeaGen is designed to sink!
When fully operational later this year, its 16 meter diameter, twin rotors will operate for up to 18–20 hours each day to produce enough clean, green power for 1,000 homes – four times greater than any other tidal stream project so far.
The system will be tested over the next few months and its impact on Strangford Lough’s marine life closely monitored. If all goes accordingly, Marine Current Turbines will then move on to the next development: a ‘tidal farm’ with seven SeaGen devices planned for installation off the coast of Anglesey.
A powerful community of over 3,000 shareholders own Triodos Renewables, a pioneering company investing directly in inspiring renewable energy projects such as this one. A share issue by Triodos Renewables aims to raise £8.5 million to support investment in clean energy projects.
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THE WAY OF HARMONY
Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), who gained the skill to control many attackers at will. He was unique in his ability to express his understanding of universal principles and laws of nature. He was also a very spiritual person who spent years in study, prayer and contemplation.
This is a martial art of Peace that develops in us an acute awareness of our surrounding environment, the ability to be calm, focused, relaxed and centred. Millions of Aikido practitioners around the World experience the positive benefits of...
Aikido - The Way of Harmony
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AIKIDO HARMONY AND BALANCE
There are many paths to harmony, but the art of Aikido has the power to create real balance in your life. It examines, through combat, the different aspects of life energy. Apart from the vast variety of techniques used in Aikido, there are two main principles involved...
1. Positive Energy, Yang, Fire, Male, Hard, Direct etc.
2. Negative Energy, Yin, Water, Female, Soft, Indirect etc.
The perfect balance between these two energies creates harmony and peace. There are many ways to include these two principles in your Aikido training and your life, and we will discuss some of them here... relaxation, breath control, balance points, etc.
There are also lots of other principles that spring from these two that we will discuss at a later date. These include... circles, meridian ki energy balancing, tension to relaxation, you think where you feel, and many, many more... stay tuned !
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LEARN HOW TO STAY CENTRED WITH AIKIDO
In order to create true balance and harmony, first you must establish your centre. Your centre of gravity is about an inch below your navel (belly button). This is the correct place to focus your physical and mental energies.
The Japanese call this the 'Hara' or 'Seika-no-itten' (one point) and it is where your powerful life energy is located.
To focus your physical energy... align your body by standing or kneeling with your spine straight, push your hips forward, shoulders back and down, breathe deeply and completely relax into this posture or form.
Then take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you breathe in, tense your muscles, as you breathe out, completely relax down and release all of your tension. After doing this several times, tension and stress will leave your body and you can continue with your deep breathing while staying fully relaxed.
To focus your mental energy... concentrate your mind on your centre or 'one point' and imagine energy as a ball of white light getting smaller and smaller OR as ever decreasing circles. With this, it is important to keep your mind busy, so this process is continuous and never ends.
After some conscious effort and willpower, your mind will learn how to do this naturally, and you will be centred and in harmony. Your mind will try to rebel against you, but remember who is in charge here... mind is just a tool for your spirit to use for its benefit, so be strong.
Please do not expect this to be easy, after all anything worthwhile takes considerable effort and patience. After a while mind will accept its true position as your servant, not your master.
Eventually you will begin to feel a strong connection with people, nature and the universe. When you feel connected you can read the intention of your partner or attacker and react accordingly. As you become more relaxed you begin to tune in to the subtle energy that surrounds you.
Once you have reached this level you will naturally avoid direct conflict in your Aikido practise and your daily life. Like water you will flow with and not against the natural lifestream, accept life and allow it to be as it is.
When you lose the desire to change life to fit your individual needs and wants, you lose your ego mind and you can relax into and enjoy life just as it is... this is true balance and harmony.
Develop True Balance and Harmony
AIKIDO HARA TRAINING
Aikido teaches us that we can get in touch with and understand the patterns that we go into to protect ourselves, both physical or emotional, and that there is an alternative to this behavior. Conscious response and choice, rather than unconscious reaction.
With an awareness of the other person's intent and blending with that, we begin to enter into the experience of Aiki.
Knowing what it would feel like to have our own feelings 'violated', we then do not go out and violate someone else's. We can also be aware that most people act aggressively or defensively because they are responding unconsciously to their own vulnerable feelings.
So, in Aikido, rather than block and punch or hurt and maim, we blend with the energy/intention/movement of the aggressive act and redirect it to a more beneficial conclusion.
Being centered, extending Ki energy, blending, and leading are basic to Aikido training. The nature of Aikido movements are designed so that we actually move from a different place, from Center with Ki, and can address the larger truth of the situation, the nature of the interaction, rather than getting completely caught up in the attack itself.
This is fundamental to the philosophy and actuality of Aikido. The awareness and experience of the joining of the Hara, or Center, with the feeling and extension of Ki, of energy itself.
Aikido then becomes a form to let go of the things inside of you that awakens you to the harmony and true nature of all things big and small, personal and spiritual, and apply that knowledge and experience to anything you wish in life... self-defense, music, work, walking or talking.
Aikido practice then truly becomes a transformational process from unconsciousness to a conscious state of dynamic being, of harmony and balance, of self-protection and conscious choice.
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ACTION IS THE KEY
You can live a healthy and vibrant life, by using the following tips daily...
You Are What You Breathe, Drink, Eat, Think, Feel and Do
Breathe DEEPLY and Relax.
Drink Plenty of PURE Water.
Eat ORGANIC Food and Supplements.
Focus on POSITIVE Thoughts.
Positively EXPRESS Your Feelings.
Gently STRETCH for Flexibilty.
List Your Life GOALS.
ACT on Your Plans.
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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.
PLEASE NOTE The information provided in Harmony of Mind-Body-Spirit is for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any dis-ease. It should not replace the advice of your health advisor or GP.
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