We are told in the media that everyone wants to meditate. Everyone’s doing it apparently. It is the trend of the moment. The world keeps spinning faster driven by social media and tech. You can get caught up in the latest trends and find yourself going down paths best avoided. There are constant programmes on TV about the ills of social media and trying to fit into the madness.
The obvious objective of practicing martial arts is to prepare to face a potentially dangerous situation that may involve physical aggression. In such a situation, we can find three types of reactions, Escape, Submission or Aggression. The development of the skill and capacity of the practitioner will allow him/her to choose the answer right for that situation.
We all experience stress from time to time. But, did you know that stress is contagious? Just watching someone else in a stressful situation will increase your level of stress hormones too! I found some interesting, and unusual, triggers for stress. For example, your expectations of a situation and your ability to manage stress. So, if a situation does not go as planned and you really become stressed about it, it is made worse by your in