This is how you Matrix Meditation in the Martial Arts
I want to give a win from Justin Harris.
Justin is one of the best martial artists I have seen,
and he really understands the matrixing.
here is his win,
I have always sidestepped meditation,
except for some specific advice on just learning
not to be distracted,
to extend intention
as a manifestation of awareness.
He goes a lot further than I
and in a lot fewer words.
I hope everything is well with you. I have studied the mind and self hypnosis and meditation and qigong and other such mental disciplines since I was about 9 years old. Well after going over the Master Instructor course again in a very thorough fashion it hit me to solve these meditative disciplines and well. It worked. I identified three basics of all meditative disciplines.
Focus, Visualization, and Receptivity (Better Known to most folks as Relaxation or Letting Go). Every meditative practice (including qigong and martial arts) uses these three basics.
Focus is simply holding awareness on a given thing.
Visualization is creating a thought or image
Receptivity is relaxing and listening or trance state work etc.
For example in martial arts as meditative practice one could:
Focus on an aspect of the practice
visualize energy, applications, etc.
Or practice the forms and be aware of the body and how it moves.
This demystifies meditation in an incredibly useful way. There are three skills to work on. No more saying I focus on my third eye and chant the proper mantra because this is how we meditate. Rather a clear precise aim for gaining the benefits and skills of meditation without needlessly being lost in the mire of traditions and forms. A Western Hermeticist can focus on Kabalah, the Daoist can do Qigong and martial arts, or the Christian can meditatively read the Bible but the inescapable truth is all these seemingly disparate arts only differ in focus and intention NOT in the skills used.
Well I’ve chewed on your ear long enough. I’d like to hear your take on all this stuff. Take care and thanks again for all the help and education!
Chewed on my ear.
I love it.
If you are into meditation,
take a look at his words again,
he sums it up perfectly.
as a martial artist,
if you do forms,
you are meditating.
Many people don’t realize this,
think they are just exercising,
and so on.
But the truth of the matter is
when you are doing a form,
you are focusing awareness
on precise moves.
You are therefore meditating.
You have to invest your body with intention,
which is the focus of awareness,
and you have to make the transition
from posture to posture
without losing sight of the focus.
That is all meditation.
Perhaps you understand what I mean
when I say martial artists are a hope of the world.
Through this meditative practice
they become more focused,
which is to say smarter,
more able and competent.
So I thank Justin for his win
and his way of putting it in words,
and I hope it helps.
Here’s a link
Tai Chi is one of the best of the arts
to learn and understand the process of meditating
through martial arts forms.
Takes a LOT of focus
to do a Tai Chi form.
In Matrix Tai Chi Chuan
there are 25 different ways to assemble the basics of Tai Chi.
These qualify as ‘silk reeling’ exercises,
and they give a LOT of understanding
as to how to use Tai Chi for combat.
learning how to focus awareness,
even in the middle of combat,
is a very high form of meditation.
Have a great work out,