By Winfried Wagner
In this quantity, 9 well known specialists delineate their theoretical or methodological procedure of Aikidô in potentiating optimistic dealing with of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the japanese self-defensive paintings Aikidô to the speculation and perform of clash transformation. the idea that of Elicitive clash Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) inevitably demands a revised figuring out of utilized peace paintings and a brand new own profile of the clash employee. this is often the purpose the place Aikidô and conflict/peace paintings meet.
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Now let yourself grow out of your pelvis along the vertical line up to the top of your head to connect yourself with heaven (your head should feel like a balloon on a string). ) in your shoulders. Then, let go of yourself in your shoulders. Feel how this “letting go of yourself” is more than merely relaxing your shoulders! ➢ Now settle down in your lower pelvis (pelvis bowl) and feel the round and “rich”, calm and stable quality of hara-centralization. From here, we can continue to align, balance and extend front and back, left and right (space).
But to be woven into the web of life without getting lost in it requires, in addition to extension, a second, complementary principle: that of centering. 38 Centralization In aikidô we should always move from our center, whether as uke or tori. But, what is centering, or what does centeredness mean? Human intentionality normally has a focus, and a locus. Focus is on that which our intentionality is directed toward. Locus is, the place from where our intentionality emanates, and where it is anchored.
Although ki is invisible and inaudible to our normal perception, yet it is “sense-able” as a vague feeling of “tensional shift or flux” within the body or between bodies, or as a holistic sense of the “atmosphere” (see Yamaguchi 1997, 53 and 63-71). The ancient Greek word atmos, just like the Japanese word ki, means “vapor, steam, mist, haze, breeze” and “breath”, and sphaira means “sphere, sphericity”. Thus, we understand why in Japanese language intrapersonal, interpersonal and impersonal states and processes like moods, communication and weather are all denoted by ki.
AiKiDô: The Trinity of Conflict Transformation by Winfried Wagner