Japanese concepts: zanshin and haragei

I am looking at the concepts/states of zanshin and haragei. The latter seems to be Japanese for gut feeling, but has more finesse. Zanshin, or hyper-awareness, is apparently a state of alertness that does not focus on one particular thing; more being utterly open to potentialities in one’s current environment.

It would be very interesting to see how Berthoz and his writing on proprioception might correlate with Japanese concepts such as haragei, zanshin, and shoshin.


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