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Ki Principles by Koichi Tohei

The following collection is meant to help understanding of the unification of mind and body in different situations of the daily life and show some possibilities to practise

4 Basic Principles for the unification of Mind and Body

These Basic principles form the foundation of the Ki-Aikido

  1. Keep One Point
  2. Relax Completely
  3. Keep weight underside
  4. Extend Ki

For each of these four basic principles there are 5 principles to clarify.

5 Principles to keep the One Point

  1. Do not feel the lower abdomen
  2. Do not feel the weight of the body on your feet
  3. Do not feel your breath
  4. Let everything be absorbed in the One Point
  5. Send all the power from the One Point

5 Principles to Relax Completely

  1. Put the power of each portion of the body in its natural place
  2. Relax without loss of power
  3. Keep the greatest position for your body
  4. Keep the strongest position for your body
  5. Do not be aggressive

5 Principles to Keep Weight underside

  1. Keep a comfortable position
  2. Do not feel the weight of your body
  3. Let the Ki expand to its maximum
  4. React at the right moment in the right way
  5. Perceive with clearness

5 Principles to Extend Ki

  1. do not feel the body
  2. Feel the centrifugal force
  3. Have a gentle expression
  4. Keep the calmest possible position
  5. Be free and clear

5 Principles for Health

  1. Know that your life is protected by the universe
  2. Before sleeping change to positive thoughts and then sleep
  3. Be grateful when you eat
  4. Eat mainly vegetables
  5. Don't be selfish

5 Principles of being popular among people

  1. Always extend ki
  2. Do the necessary things others don't want to do
  3. Don't make promises which you might not be able to keep
  4. Always be happy if other people succeed
  5. Arrange everything properly after finishing a task