Thursday, February 11, 2010

just when i think i know


i get blown out of the water again. I have been practicing neatness and mindfulness. I get to notice the world again like I am a newborn. thank you.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

letting it happen


letting things be

leave them alone

receive and blend

lessons that keep coming

I am willing to learn

to judge not and accept

discern

let and let again

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

peaceful pond


horizon-tal turn... a peaceful pond

vertical sweep... a peaceful pond

inner sactum restored...again!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

it hurt

Wow...my neck was out just a little and it made my whole body hurt....
A couple of weeks ago Ron did a great throw and I met the mat sooner than I expected...the bell rang. I knew that I could take a good fall. I did bounce. Last Saturday, I was waiting for my balance to be taken. My nage got more tense. I felt that bad feeling of when you know it's more than a passing ouchie!
All week was touchie ...then I awoke with a severe headache and a cordy neck. Ron did a little
Kiaistu ...I could feel the pop. Later in the day Heidi, my Chiropractor Extraordinare completed the fix.
Off to the river to throw away my fears and then home to write about parental forgiveness....I really love the process. The physical pain is just my body showing me that the progress is upon me!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Relax How?

Uke strikes shomen...I enter... then gently do fulton nage...never pushing... never pulling... simply blending with my uke who strikes shomen...

Tenkan or Tenk...

Tenkan is by far my go to move...I love the feel.
The turn creates drama and effect.
Why do nages deprive themselves of this wonderful feeling? Tenk....is boring, ineffective...listless even.
Uke gets to rest and lean and just overpower users of tenk....
What is tenk you ask? It is a little over half of tenkan.
Tenk is that pitiful move that so many do when they could be doing tenkan...rather than sweep their foot in a dramatic circle creating space and energy for themselves and their uke they turn a little and then back peddle. Ukes moves in… settles down and nage feels frustrated and overridden. Why? Because nage is overridden…Uke is not resisting…Uke is resting…Why? Because by doing tenk nage has provided a perfect place to rest!
Most people do a beautiful tenkan without an uke...then uke attacks and they revert to that horrible tenk....
Let us praise tenkan!…Dare to let go of tenk…and rejoice in tenkan!

It's Time to Clean the Dojo!

Class starts in about an hour and a half. Now I get to go clean the dojo.
Thank you, universe!