The Intuitive Body: Aikido as a Clairsentient Practice

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Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a unique method of cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Wendy Palmer shows us through basic practice and partner exercises how we can become more aware of the body and trust its wisdom. Palmer introduces exercises from her Conscious Embodiment and Intuition Training program, connecting movement, meditation, and breathing in a daily practice which can help the process of integration, of deepening ...
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Overview

Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a unique method of cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Wendy Palmer shows us through basic practice and partner exercises how we can become more aware of the body and trust its wisdom. Palmer introduces exercises from her Conscious Embodiment and Intuition Training program, connecting movement, meditation, and breathing in a daily practice which can help the process of integration, of deepening and unifying ourselves, and learning to deal with our fear and aggression.

For practitioners of aikido, this guide explains how the martial art can increase one's intuition and internal energy. Readers will learn that their bodies react accurately to situations that their minds do not perceive and discover how they can apply this awareness to daily life. 20 line drawings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556433467
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Palmer is a 4th degree black belt in aikido. She co-founded and teaches at Aikido of Tamalpais in Mill Valley, in addition to her Conscious Embodiment courses. She also directs the Prison Integrated Health Program, a volunteer project which provides classes in behavioral medicine at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, and serves as a model for health promotion programs in prisons. Visit her at www.consciousembodiment.com.
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From the Introduction: How This Book Works

In this book I am presenting my approach to rediscovering the part of ourselves that is wise, kind, and capable of clear and powerful embodied action. This way of being arises out of what I call the “intuitive state,” a spontaneous, intelligent, and creative aspect of ourselves which has not been distorted by our fear and confusion.

Intuition usually arises in a nonlinear fashion. In our Western culture, the habit of sequential thought has been given a superior role in respect to the way life is viewed. In my opinion, based on living in this culture and experiencing the result of this priority, it does not work. It has not made us happy. There are millions of years of evolution in our cells. A deep store of wisdom lies within and we must look within to access it. We can use our discomfort and dissatisfaction with life to investigate other possibilities or ways of living. We can invite our intuition, our wise knowing, to govern or lead our choices toward a full embrace of life.

The first part of this book deals with becoming grounded in our bodies. Without a firm root system or foundation, intuitive perceptions cannot be focused into embodied action. The second section discusses mental perception and working with the movement and power of our thoughts. This paves the way for us to find how to create a spacious environment from which the wisdom of our intuition can arise, as discussed in the third section. The fourth part addresses the nature of embodied action: irimi, entering fully into life situations, and how to work with our perceptions during the many activities and pressures of life. The practice guides at the end of the book are provided as outlines for quick reference to the techniques described in the previous sections.

It is my hope that you will feel free to take these ideas and make them your own by adjusting them to suit your inner needs. The techniques can be used as they are or changed and integrated into your already existing practice. Each of us is a unique individual. When we are sensitive to our own personal experiences, we lend compassion and support to ourselves by being creative. If we can live in a way that promotes a little more kindness and a little less greed, we will have served ourselves and our planet beautifully.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Body - Establishing Our Ground
Ch. 1 Coming to the Path 15
Ch. 2 The Elements of Basic Practice 21
Ch. 3 Adding a Quality 31
Ch. 4 Energy and Stability 37
Ch. 5 Learning 45
Pt. II The Mind - Shaping Our Concepts
Ch. 6 The Spirit of Inquiry 55
Ch. 7 Not-Knowing 61
Ch. 8 Intuition 67
Pt. III Wisdom Arising - Ways Our Soma is Organized
Ch. 9 The Energetic Field 79
Ch. 10 Attentional States 87
Ch. 11 Splits 97
Pt. IV Embodied Action
Ch. 12 Irimi 107
Ch. 13 Different Approaches 119
Ch. 14 The Path Never Ends 131
Pt. V Practice Guides
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