Joker: It’s a cliché to say that aikido/any martial art is meditative, but there is a certain “Aaaah”-effect from being so exhausted your brain just lets go of all those small nagging thoughts that it usually has. Or maybe that’s just me. I don’t know.
Mirar: It’s not just you. Though I try to get past that state when I get onto the mat, so I am ready by the time we sit down.