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Ki in Daily Life [Paperback]

Koichi Tohei
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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading Co (Japan); 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • ISBN-10: 4889960716
  • ISBN-13: 978-4889960716
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 18.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC!!!!! 13 July 1999
By A Customer
I practice this form of ki with the Honolulu Ki Society and have been having problems developing my ki. I have read this book and within one week I feel a great difference in my life. my attitude is getting so much better and problems I was having with different people are now subsiding. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in improving their life! I know from personal experience that ki is real and it does work.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good application of the power of Aikido 15 Jan 1998
By A Customer
As a shodan (1st degree black belt), I found the book very helpful in applying the principles learned through the study of Aikido and using them in my day to day life. Some of the information may seem very deep, but the book overall is very good.
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I have been learning Aikido for 2 years now and after training I felt really good, but the feeling soon faded. By following the advice in this book I have been able to keep the feeling of calmness and general well being. The breating exercises I found particularly good as they can be practiced almost anywhere and anytime. A great help when I'm stressed out by the daily commute.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Tohei Sensei's great skill is to simplify an otherwise cryptic and mysterious topic for the Western mind.

By highlighting simple ki development exercises he allows people to gain an understanding of an abstract metaphysical topic that has often been closely guarded by teachers of the East.

The lesson of this book is that ki development does not end when stepping off a dojo mat. By focusing on how the 'mind leads body' Tohei Sensei shows how greater cultivation of ki leads to improved attitudes, mentality, spirit, energy, health and empathy.

Whilst Aikido is a martial art and teaches self-defence it is also a metaphor for how we choose to live in the world. Ki in Daily Life adds to this teaching by showing us how to be calm, relaxed and centred so that we can deal with life in a positive way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Peaceful 12 Aug 2009
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Interesting insight into the spirituality of Ki, but through practical application. I think I almost understand it! Not like some of the other horribly complex philosophical tracts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ki In Daily Life 27 Jan 2009
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`Ki in Daily Life' is a wonderful book by Koichi Tohei explaining the principles and development of Ki and how to apply it in your daily life. It goes through step by step in ways of developing good Ki and focuses on breathing method as well. In the second section it looks at ways of applying what you've learnt as you sleep, get up, eat, move, speak and more besides. It also has chapters with guidelines for those learning how to develop Ki, as well as for those teaching. This has clear photography and the writing is easy to read in one sitting, as well as being easy to regularly refer back to. I bought this book to help with my Aikido practise, but you could easily use it on it's own and do not need to practise a martial art to benefit. This is a short, but insightful book from an inspirational Sensei.

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