Tuesday, September 21, 2010

i am grateful

i practice this art of peace. i can take my judgement and need for revenge to class. peace will be restored in me and my universe.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Restrict Without Restricting

Sometimes the body needs to have its way.
An injury needs time to heal
But the ego-mind do not always get it
Not wishing to relent to that greater will
So the body has to make itself more clear
More pain is clear

How to restrict movement
Without restricting the entire body
Without restricting the heart-mind
Ki does not seem to flow and I am impatient
Slowly the body and mind begin to loosen
Restriction uncoiling brings new clarity

Less can be more for now
It will not be forever
I love this body for what it can do
And the wisdom it has to teach me
Who better to be the most loving with me than me
It is all so clear

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

i had a

body memory yesterday that caused me to be really confused in class. Ron demonstrated at kata kosa tori where uke goes behind the back of nage (sort of)...i love this throw. I got so lost every time i got to do it...then we got to do it Again with no hands...lost in the weeds was I! I hope today feels different. ;o)