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An senior Aikido friend made a log post on Kibreathing and the word Kokyu. Could you please tell a bit about what Kokyu is?


Kokyu is Japanese for breathing.
Zazen is harmony.
The goal is to realize harmony of mind.
But since the mind is formless, it easily drifts into concepts.
But we do live in reality.
So if we work on and experience harmony of the breathing,
then from there harmony of mind is being born.
And for a harmonious breathing to be experienced,
it is important to experience harmony of the body.
So all of these points bring us back to the breathing.


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