Aikido helps with mindfulness because each nage must be in the now with each uke in each moment. We feel what happens as we move to reconciliation together. Uke offers their energy as a gift. Nage creates a framework and accepts the gift as it is offered and moves with uke in the trough of energy. Energy is given by uke, nage and the blending of the two. The sum of uke, nage and energy blending creates more than is given. It creates harmony and a beautiful feeling of peacefulness.