What is Mindfulness?

We’ve heard the term, but what does it mean? Paying attention in a certain way: on purpose, in the present-moment, non-judgementally. It includes formal and informal practices: sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement like gentle yoga, or something as simple as brushing your teeth. Anything can be done mindfully. The…

Boosting our mental health through practicing martial arts

When we think about building self-esteem, reducing anxiety and depression, or building emotional stability, we often think about activities such as yoga, support groups, or therapy. The first thing that comes to mind is not martial arts! It may be counter-intuitive at first to think that practicing marital arts can…
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