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An insightful and inspiring book for the mindfulness seeker, The Way of Aikido offers a new way of facing life's challenges using the powerful philosophy of Aikido. In the bestselling tradition of classics such as Zen and the Art of Archery and Peace Is Every Step , The Way of Aikido translates the teachings of an intricate Eastern philosophy into life lessons for American readers. Over many decades, George Leonard taught more than 50,000 people a unique form of Aikido, in which life's unanticipated blows become gifts, attacks lead to reconciliation, discord is transformed into harmony, and pain is reborn as vital energy. Learn unique and effective ways to: . cope with sudden setbacks and turn them into gifts for growth. develop ki, or positive energy, to enhance vitality. use the principle of "blending" to deal with verbal and psychological attacks The Way of Aikido is the culmination of Leonard s teachings, designed not only for students of the martial arts, but also for all who seek to improve themselves. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780452279728
ISBN-10: 0452279720
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 206
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - George Leonard

GEORGE LEONARDwas a writer, editor, and educator, who introduced Leonard Energy Training (LET), a practice for centering the mind, body, and spirit, to more than 50,000 people in the United States and abroad. He was the author of a number of books on human possibilities and social change, as well as President Emeritus of theEsalen Institute, President of the Association forHumanistic Psychology, and President of ITP International. He died in 2010.


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