Zen in Motion: Lessons from a Master Archer on Breath, Posture, and the Path of Intuition

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jul 1, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 144 pages
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Both a fascinating glimpse of the interaction between spiritual master and disciple and a lucid analysis of the Zen path of awareness, this book describes techniques for breathing, standing, walking, concentrating, moving the mind, overcoming ego, healing the body, and finally, opening a “window of opportunity” between stillness and motion that allows the expansion of time and consciousness.
 

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Contents

PREPARATION
6
GROUNDING
12
A WALKING LESSON
18
THE DIAMOND BEING
24
BREATHING HABITS
33
THE BODY AS BOW
40
THE STANCE
55
ATTITUDE
59
FEAR OF FALLING
69
BALANCE
74
THE INTUITIVE FEEL
81
STILLNESS IN MOTION
97
SPEED AND TIMING
104
THE SHOUT
108
INTUITIVE HEALING
115
A SUNRISE CONCLUSION
122

THE INNER PULSES
64

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Page 4 - There is a qualitative difference between shooting an arrow when harmony is present and when it is absent that has nothing to do with right or wrong, good or bad, accurate or inaccurate.

About the author (1992)

\Neil Claremon is a Zen archer and author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, with a special interest in themes of Native America and the Southwest.

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