Zen in Motion: Lessons from a Master Archer on Breath, Posture, and the Path of Intuition
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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A WALKING LESSON
THE DIAMOND BEING
THE BODY AS BOW
FEAR OF FALLING
THE INTUITIVE FEEL
STILLNESS IN MOTION
SPEED AND TIMING
A SUNRISE CONCLUSION
THE INNER PULSES
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