“Breath [..] reaches to the inside {of the abdomen}. The Hara is the center […]”

“According to the Karlfried Durckheim Hara: The Vital Centre of Men, ´Hara implies for the Japanese all that he considers essential to men´s character and destiny. Hara is the center of the human body. It is at the same time the center in a spiritual sense or, to be more accurate, a nature given spiritual sense.´”

“Traditionally then for the Japanese, hara, the belly, meant strenght, maturity and a tranquil mind.”

in http://www.qiwithoutborders.org/hara.html


About Karate-Do

I investigate about the fundamentals and principles of Karate-Do Shotokai - the practice of Mitsusuki Harada Sensei.
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