Health & Fitness

Using Meditation for Health

As a tool, meditation for health is powerful. Meditation helps the body to relax. Thus it relieves stress. Additionally, it lowers blood pressure. These include the most obvious of its physical benefits.

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Why Traditional Okinawan Karate?

In its early development, traditional Okinawan karate was strictly a way to protect one’s self and one’s family, as well as the community. Good traditional schools preserve that tradition so that modern practitioners are well able to do the same.

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Karate Teaches Fitness: A Before and After Portrait

My fitness improved considerably just by going to class and advancing through the ranks. I was consistently challenged, but not too much so. As I became an advanced student, I realized the importance of practicing my moves at home and on my own time.

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Confidence and Conversations

Before karate, I lacked confidence. I dreaded when people talked with me. If I didn’t know the person well, I felt uncomfortable, even pained by talking with them.

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Karate Teaches Focus: Here’s How

Karate teaches focus with goals such as belts, stripes, great job tickets, and instruction in goal setting. When students learn to target specific goals, this helps build a focused foundation.

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