10 Ways Centering In Aikido Helps You Grow

Aikido & The Evolution Of Response

Centering is the core transformational practice of Aikido. It is the foundational principle in Aikido, upon which all other principles rest. Not only is centering a linchpin practice of the art, it is also the principle that when developed will have the biggest impact on your life. The below post will help you establish your center deeper in both your Aikido and your life. Let’s look at 10 Ways Centering In Aikido Helps You Grow.

Centering In Aikido

3 FREE Community Calls w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

Join 3 FREE Community Calls w/ the gifted Integral Facilitator and Zen Sensei Diane Musho Hamilton & Integral Dojo founder Miles Kessler on “Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict.”

Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler Community Call

Diane & Miles in Dharma Discussion

Come together with your global Sangha as Diane & Miles guide you into the spiritual source of the Dharma as a basis for exploring the evolution of conflict. These free community calls will be a combination of talks, experiential breakouts, and Q&A sessions.


1st  Call: Tuesday, April 3rd – “Dharma As Your Nature”
2nd Call: Tuesday, May 1st – “Our Evolutionary Potential” 
3rd Call: Tuesday, June 5th – “The Path Of Embracing Conflict”

Start times for all calls: 11:00 am PDT, 2:00 pm EDT, 19:00 BST, and 20:00 CEST (each call will be 60 min. with an additional 30 min. for small group discussions). 

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Check out this short excerpt of Diane & Miles talking about the power of “Relating As One Living System”

Embodying Conflict Resolution

Dharma Bite w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

What does it mean to “embody conflict resolution”? In the below “Darma Bite” I continue the series of Dharma Discussions with Integral Facilitator & Zen Sensei Diane Musho Hamilton. In this excerpt from our discussion, we talk about conflict resolution in the field of mediation as compared to Aikido, and how they are in essence the same thing. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this short excerpt on “Embodying Conflict Resolution”.

Embodying Conflict Resolution

Aikido & The Power Of Choice

Aikido & The Evolution Of Response - Video Series

“Aikido & The Power Of Choice” is the 3rd video in my teaching series on “Aikido & The Evolution Of Response”, my developmental system for having greater awareness, connection, and creativity in the midst of stress and conflict. Be sure two previous videos on “Aikido & The Survival Instinct”, and “Aikido & The Practice Of Delayed Gratification” if you haven’t seen them yet.

Aikido & The Power Of Choice

Aikido & The Practice Of Delayed Gratification

Facebook Live Replay w/ Miles Kessler

I recently did a Facebook Live broadcast as part of my teaching series on “Aikido & The Evolution Of Response”. This facebook live segment was a supplement teaching to my previous blog post on “Aikido & The Survival Instinct.” In that video, I mentioned several practices for working with, overcoming, and integrating your basic fight, flight, freeze instinct. In this 2nd video in the series I lay out one of the key fulcrum practices at this stage – none other than “Aikido & The Practice Of Delayed Gratification.”

Aikido & The Practice Of Delayed Gratification

Aikido & The Survival Instinct

Aikido & The Evolution Of Response Series

I’m starting a new video series for the Integral Dojo audience called “Aikido & The Evolution Of Response.” In this muli-part video series, I’ll be teaching you the stages of vertical learning that come from a developmental system I’ve created called the “Evolution Of Response.” I’m kicking off this series with a teaching about your basic “hard-wired” intelligence, and how it relates to stress and conflict. This 1st video is called “Aikido & The Survival Instinct.” 

The Dharma Of Aikido

Community Call w/ Patrick Cassidy & Miles Kessler

On Feb. 25th, 2018 the Integral Dojo hosted a Community Call w/ Miles Kessler and Patrick Cassidy on our on-going “Aiki-Discussion” of the topic of “The Dharma Of Aikido.” In this 1st of 2 community calls, Miles, Patrick, and the “Aikido At The Leading Edge” global sangha discussed many aspects of Aikido as a martial art and Aikido as a spiritual Path.