The Baari mental state is one characterized by mindfulness, equanimity, relaxed alertness, and gracefulness. Practitioners of arda enter this state at the beginning of the fight willfully through certain techniques. It is a form of mindfulness for fighting allowing the practitioner to be completely aware of their surroundings, and of their opponent. It will center, and ground the individual spiritually, while focusing the mind, and preparing the body for the altercation. In the state the individual must call upon their mind to be aware of before, during, and after an action.  It allows you to completely be in the now and to relieve your mind of thoughts that may trouble you. It allows you to compose your mind, so that you do not become upset by heavy emotions. It helps you to feel through the pain, so that you may be able to withstand it during your altercation. Baari is the state when what you observe, and what you are become one. It allows you to act spontaneously with your intuition to call upon all the techniques, and understandings you have learned through your training up until that point, so that you can act them out subconsciously.  During the Baari state one should also intentionally connect with the spiritual aspect of all the people who have done that practice before them so that they can moving flow with ancestors of their skill. Baari can be used in, and out of combat whenever an individual needs these qualities, though the state must be trained and can be trained through meditation, or by simply entering the state. You must do it until it becomes automatic, and authentic, and you can call upon it whenever you need it.

It can be very hard to explain due to it being such a state, but understanding baari, and what you are looking for will greatly help you enter said state. Simply making the conscious decision to enter baari will help you to realize the state. In order to enter the baari state you must first center, and ground spiritually. Relax the body, and mind through your breath, and then focus on every aspect of the experience around you. Take it all in mentally, and analyze it. Also focus on the spirit within your body feel it as it flows through you. Allow your body to make subconscious moves and do not overthink what you are doing. Be free to act without hesitation with your will, and intuition. When you move with the nature of the practice you are  performing and your mind is at ease, and is aware, you have reached the state.

 

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