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

Five Ways the Martial Arts Increase Self-Confidence

It is very common for a person to feel insecure from time to time, especially during periods of extreme stress or when significant life changes are taking place. However, what is neither common—nor healthy—is for a person to always feel insecure or suffer from low self-esteem. Martial arts or self-defense training is an important way … More Five Ways the Martial Arts Increase Self-Confidence

Can the Martial Arts Help Combat Insomnia?

Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health. It’s a critical process that allows the body to function and remain healthy. In the short term, lack of sleep can affect your mind and thought-processes while ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney … More Can the Martial Arts Help Combat Insomnia?

Mental Health and the Marital Arts

Coping with depression or any form of mental illness is challenging. While consultation with a mental health care professional is critical, it also is important to engage in self-care. One therapeutic option that most people suffering from depression may not have considered is taking up martial arts. In fact, many health care professionals believe that … More Mental Health and the Marital Arts

Martial Arts May Benefit Kids with Learning Disabilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 11 percent of American children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) and those numbers are expected to increase. Learning disabilities also are on the rise. When a child is diagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability, parents are understandably eager to find … More Martial Arts May Benefit Kids with Learning Disabilities