Month: September 2016

Thinking Through The Body as a Tool for Martial Art Performance

On the mat, I often see people getting incredibly pissed off with themselves when they cant get something right. More so, they get angry at their body for being so dumb. I get it. I have done this too often in the past, but less so these days. What I have tried to do is to surrender to my body, allowing it to be my teacher — specifically in respect to mind, emotions and spirit. If approached from this way, the experience of martial arts can allow each of us to integrate our natural intelligence. As Candace Pert, a neuroscientist reminds us, “ Your mind is in every cell of your body.”

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