Category Archives: Relaxation

Simpliest things

The simpliest things are the most difficult ones.   martialspirit Advertisements

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Zen

“Flow with whatever may happen,  and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.” (Zhuangzi)             Image Source

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“Mercury”, by Kitaro

GOOD NIGHT

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Changing your Mind

(…) “CHANGING YOUR MIND The key to becoming internal in your study of Karate is being able to ‘change your mind.’ This does not mean that you must continually vacillate. It means that you must continually seek to grow beyond … Continue reading

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Chi Kung (Qigong) Gallery

What is Qigong? Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated … Continue reading

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Hara

“The important thing is to keep the center and act from the center with consciousness. Way of the center and mindfulness to what is done. Thus, you can maintain health, strengthen the structures and the body´s snaps and develop the … Continue reading

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Cientifical Issues and Karate Practice

  The importance of neural connections in the cerebellum for punching, for karate black belts: http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112676982/brain-power-karate-punch-081612/ The importance of the use of the hips: http://okiblog.com/2012/05/hips/ Developing power by the knowledge and the practice of factors such as speed, fighting spirit, knowledge of … Continue reading

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Mokuso

“Mokuso (黙想, mokusō) is a Japanese term for meditation, especially when practiced in the traditional Japanese martial arts. Mokuso (pronounced “moh-kso”) is performed before beginning a training session in order to “clear one’s mind”, very similar to the zen concept … Continue reading

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Immediate Moment

“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in … Continue reading

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

        Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the chest cavity and stomach cavity. Air enters the lungs and the belly expands during … Continue reading

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Contrast and Energy Transfer

“Karate techniques employ explosive energy – that is short bursts of contractions utilizing isometric tension. […] breathing helps to transfer energy through the body. From a Zen  point of vue, breathing is the link between mind and body, spirit and … Continue reading

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The Point of Surrender

(…) Release yourself and let go when exhaling. Feel the blood run through your veins, Absorb the energy into your soul, Internally you will begin to flow. When your mind and body have become one, You will know no time, … Continue reading

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About Ki

” […] Practitioners of martial arts, especially karate, need to absorb and process the Ki that they are breathing in order to generate the power and force for the techniques they practice. They also need to be able to retain … Continue reading

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