The Importance of Embryonic Breathing When Meditating

In many communities in China, meditation means to sit quietly and achieve a calm state. The goal of this type of meditation is to achieve, quite literally, peace of mind. When it comes to the martial arts in Chinese society, however, meditation means much more. It goes beyond just calming the mind but also raises … More The Importance of Embryonic Breathing When Meditating

Martial Arts Enjoy Low Rate of Injuries

The benefits of the martial arts are well-documented. In addition to its many physical benefits, the martial arts also allows for greater mental concentration and provides stress relief. When trained by an expert, there is a very low rate of injury associated with the martial arts, especially when compared with other contact sports. Further, most … More Martial Arts Enjoy Low Rate of Injuries

Caring for Mind and Body Following a Shaolin Kung Fu Training Session

If you are interested in kung fu or have just begun training, you are likely excited about all this discipline has to offer. Unfortunately, many students get so involved in training to be the best martial artist possible that they fail to take proper care of themselves after each training session. Mastering your kung fu … More Caring for Mind and Body Following a Shaolin Kung Fu Training Session

Six Unconventional Ways to Combat Depression

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from depression and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, it will be the second overall cause of disability for individuals across the globe. And depression is nothing new. It is one of the oldest diseases classified in the history of medicine. Of course, seeking … More Six Unconventional Ways to Combat Depression