Watched Howard Rheingold trying to get a little Attention into his classroom. That reminded me of something from a former life: 7 o’clock in the morning, sitting in an unheated dojo in Hamburg-Ottensen, before Aikido training. Sitting in seiza or full lotus, 20 minutes of breathing, counting breath, 1 to 10, and again. The beauty of a seemingly simple exercise that grows on you, time after time. Will take that habit up again, without the following acrobatics. Good counter-measure to the distractions of the Net.


  1. thanx for the inspiration:

    Alles fallen lassen
    Und vom dem sich leiten,
    Was bleibt, wenn Deine Schultern
    Bar jeder Last nach unten gleiten.
    Wenn Atem nicht im Kampf entweicht,
    Vielmehr dem Wind in Deinen Adern gleicht.
    Dann gib Dich auf
    Und fürchte nicht
    Die Stille,
    Die dort zu Dir spricht.

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