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Martial Arts For Mental Health

Martial Arts For Mental Health

Body, Mind August 9, 2016 4 Comments

When I started training in martial arts nearly 20 years ago I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be running a club where I would use Karate as a form of therapy. At the moment I am using Karate to help in two distinct ways; I run free Karate classes for people with mental health issues in…

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Overcoming Perfectionism with Yoga and Meditation

Overcoming Perfectionism with Yoga and Meditation

Body, Meditation, Spirit, Yoga July 12, 2016 No Comments

Young people’s minds in the 21st century seem to differ from the mental state of people 10 years ago. By seeing “perfect” bodies or lives, carved and presented to us via different marketing techniques and channels (such as social media), those “images of perfection” are being implemented in our minds subconsciously. Thus, people who cannot achieve those images that their…

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The Importance Of Good Posture

The Importance Of Good Posture

Body July 3, 2016 No Comments

Aside from the assumptions that people might make because of it, the way you carry yourself is far more important than a simple social signifier. The general positioning of your body can have huge effects on the components within and can have a lasting effect on how prepared you are for all kinds of physical stressors – from exercise to…

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Four Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Four Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Body, Health, Life June 1, 2016 No Comments

As high streets get increasingly packed with coffee shops and many people continue to swear by a traditional builders’ brew, a trend for green tea is definitely creeping across the west. Some people are happy enough to enjoy the flavour, while others swear it has benefits beyond that of a typical cup of tea. Some more passionate people claim it…

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How to Make Exercise Meditative

How to Make Exercise Meditative

Body, Health, Meditation, Mind April 30, 2016 No Comments

As modern life gets busier and more stressful, incorporating an element of meditation into other hobbies and tasks is becoming increasingly popular. One thing that most people do on a regular basis that lends itself easily to a meditative state is, simply, exercise. The relationship between the mind and body is the main reason for this. Any amount of exercise…

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Swimming as Meditation

Swimming as Meditation

Body, Health, Meditation, Spirit March 15, 2016 No Comments

It’s easy to shrug off meditation as one of those things that there just isn’t time for in the hectic contemporary lifestyle. But a lot of its key effects can be generated through other activities, including a lot of hobbies that people generally do in their spare time anyway. A great example of this is swimming. Already popular for its…

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