The Mindbody Educator
Interview with Paul Linden
The Aiki Dialogues #14
by Simone Chierchini, Paul Linden
Founder of Being in Movement, Paul Linden, an Aikido teacher based in Columbus, Ohio, is a world leader in embodied training, having been active in the field for 40 years. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Physical Education.
Paul has been practising and teaching Aikido since 1969 and holds the rank of 6th dan. He is also an instructor of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education.
Paul Linden has used his extensive experience to teach people such as musicians, athletes, business people, computer users, pregnant women, adult survivors of child abuse, and children with attention deficit disorder. His work has focused on trauma recovery and peacemaking.
Author of numerous books and instructional videos on applications of body awareness training, Paul leads seminars around the world.
Let’s hear from him about his particular vision of what Aikido is and can offer to individuals and society in the future.
From Philosophy to Being in Movement
Growing Up in Hippiedom
Awakening Through Aikido
“Relaxation Is the Opposite of Anger”
Blending Teaching Methodologies
Working With Abuse Survivors
Being In Movement®
“Love Without Power Isn’t Effective”
Rousing and Taming the Demons Within Us
“I Am Not Terribly Concerned About O-sensei’s Meaning”
“Peace Is an Action in the Body”
Axis of Rotation
About Paul Linden
Supplement 1: The Non-Violence in Aikido
Supplement 2: The Use of Touch in Aikido Practice
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Publisher: The Ran Network (June 15, 2022)
Paperback: 122 pages
Item Weight: 6.6 ounces
Dimensions: 5.06 x 0.28 x 7.81 inches