One of the chapters on Mind-Body Into-One aikido is called the Ki-breathing Method or Ki Calling-Absorbing Law (Chapter 15. 氣の呼吸法).
We absorb breath from the ki. We have to remember that when we take in breath from the ki:
We give it back to Sky-Earth and the World
We take in breath which goes into the One-Point Beneath-the-Navel
When Night Comes, Sky and Earth Sink into Calmness, when all is Quiet and there are No more Voices
if One Human (Alone) applies this method
we become One-Body with Sky-Earth, as we can no longer tell where we end and Sky-Earth begins.
When we do this, our Life-Force is Active at its utmost.
[Note: If you listen to the recording, do not attempt to breathe this way. Practice by yourself, at your own pace, with No Voices around you].
Without forcing it…
We breathe like we’re running all the time, never paying attention, unless it gets hard.
Why don’t we try to make it better? Why do we care only when it’s bad? Let’s remember how it feels good.
We shouldn’t run away from our bodies.