Changing size is the first step to changing point of view and there is nothing more valuable than a different point of view. The ancient oriental art of bonsai, the training and culture of dwarf trees, was originally developed by Buddhist monks as an aid to such exercise.
Many Aikido techniques involve expansion or contraction. In kokyu-dosa you want to expand, to become larger and larger until your circle takes in your partner's circle. In a grab, you typically want to become smaller and smaller, enabling yourself to move with ease within uke's grasp, within your own skin.
For a visual example of this exercise, see the movie Powers of Ten,
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