05

Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:45
Room: 
Small Classroom
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood or medium maple wood)
towel or yoga mat
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

My name is ________.
I love the view of ________.

Warm up:
1) tai chi warm up arm swinging exercise
- purpose: posture awareness, and the concept of initiating from your core, and "letting go" of the arms
2) arm swing and glide across the room
- purpose: initiating from core, imagine a tiny pulley on the top of your head that guide the direction, maintain the sense of gravity while moving across the room
3) lower body stretches (Carrie Carter and Ryo Shimamoto)
- feet
- legs + shoulder blades
- photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TUXf8N7VkZGQ6Jfr7
4) dying cockroaches for 2 minutes
- purpose: "shake it up" shake up the qi/ki throughout your entire body

Melting Exercise
- 3 minutes drum roll along with the meditation music
- maintain a soft drum roll while focusing on the body, imagine melting from the top of your body towards the ground

oroshi with the lights off
- one by one - crescendo > decrescendo
- focus on breathing and using core power to increase the volume
- notice where tension happens throughout your body
- be mindful that everyone is different and the goal is to go beyond your own comfort zone rather than comparing with others

breathing/kegel exercise chest/torso > belly
- breath in > jelly fish goes down (relax muscle below your belly button)
- breath out > jelly fish goes up (tighten muscle in an upward motion)

Light Saber Game
- goal: be comfortable with the space in between strike, and also the space around our body
- game: in random order, takes turn to short "se-re", practice activating core muscle for strikes
video:
https://youtu.be/mZnsn02aOSI

End of class ogoshi
https://youtu.be/pMTEWqcfu2c

Teacher(s): 
Yeeman Mui
Attendance: 
Michael Okuda
Carol Okuda
Sean Kobashigawa
Images: 

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Wed, September 18, 2019 01
Wed, September 25, 2019 02
Wed, October 02, 2019 03
Wed, October 09, 2019 04
Wed, October 16, 2019 05
Wed, October 23, 2019 06
Wed, October 30, 2019 07
Wed, November 06, 2019 08
Thu, November 14, 2019 10
Wed, November 20, 2019 09
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