A Simple Breathing Exercise to Improve Your Aikido

It must have been around the year 2004, I decided to do an all day workshop on Kokyu-Ho (The way of the breath.) I did tons and tons of research about breathing, different breathing exercises and how the body is influenced by our breath. It was truly an enlightening experience and gave me a deeper insight into the importance of our breath, our immune system and how we interact with our environment.

This simple breathing exercise I picked up in my studies and I’ve been doing it ever since. These days, I usually start my lessons with this exercise and many days, I’ll put myself to sleep with these breathing exercises.

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