Health & Wellness

relaxation

While most martial artists spend a lot of time practicing their arts and perfecting their moves, very few balance the practice out with relaxation. Relaxing allows us to loosen up, to let ourselves flow comfortably and to have our body become rejuvenated. Here's an exercise you can do right before you go to sleep every night.


It has been said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Perhaps that is true. There is much that can be gathered from looking into someone's eyes. But there is more to the eyes than meets the eye.

In the practice of "any" martial art, the importance of the eyes is often neglected. As a result, many practitioners suffer from lifeless forms and inhibted sparring and spirit. So how do we pump new life and spirit into what we do Quite simply, pay attention and focus on what you're doing!


One of the keys to successful martial practice is that of correct breathing. Here is a simple exercise to relax the body and mind:


candle

In Chinese martial society, candles were once popularly used for training. This is because candles were an important source of lighting in ancient times, and thus were more readily available for practice. Today, the use of candles for training is seldom seen. In this article I would like to introduce some examples of candle practice. Hopefully, from these examples, you will be inspired and train with candles.

CONCENTRATION TRAINING


In Chinese medicine, the concept of Qi is used both in the diagnosis and in treatment. A basic principle of Chinese medicine is that you have to re balance the Qi before you can cure the root of a disease. Only then can you also repair the physical damage and rebuild your physical strength and health. This theory is very simple. Your entire body is made up of living cells. When these cells receive the proper Qi supply, they will function normally and even repair themselves.