practice without a flute :-)
if you happen to be without a shakuhachi, don't worry , look at the masters http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=q2W3AUUQu … re=related
"how dear sir did you cross the flood?" "by not halting,friend,and by not straining i crossed the flood."
"but how is it,dear sir,that by not halting and by not straining you crossed the flood?"
"when i came to a standstill,friend,then i sank,but when i struggled,then i got swept away.it is in this way by not halting and by not straining i crossed the flood"