Published: November 2, 2016

Martial Arts and Stress Relief

Martial-Arts-For-AdultsMost people consider all martial art forms including Taekwondo, as just a fighting tool because of the way it is depicted in movies and television shows. The ATA martial arts class uses many techniques and skills to help individuals reduce stress. One of these techniques is the Songahm breathing techniques.

How martial arts relieves stress

Martial arts provide a number of benefits for those who choose take it up as a way to relieve stress. It greatly improves your confidence, alertness, focus, and attention. It also improves the state of your physical body with the work out sessions. When you receive all these benefits together, it not only improves your body, but also your mind and soul.

Many psychologists have proven through research, the affirmative correlations between lower stress levels and traditional training in Taekwondo. It is also known to have brought down levels of aggression and hostility and enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem in individuals. Taekwondo includes a lot of ancient Asian cultural techniques that help in developing an individual’s outlook towards life, and also to live peaceably with others in the community.

Control over your breath

Taekwondo helps in reducing stress by giving you better control over your breath. This is done through breath counting that is a form of meditation. It is a basic technique that is commonly taught by experts in many stress management courses. In this technique, you inhale and exhale by counting while you breathe. Count from one to four while breathing in, while exhaling you count a little longer, until six.

Here is a look at how this method works. Stress affects the state of the mind, and become evident in the form of a physical symptom. Because breathing brings about a connection with the body and mind, by performing a simple breathing technique allows you to gain control of it. This will help you to curb the stress.

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The Taekwondo breathing technique

The Taekwondo breathing technique successfully helps you to balance and control your body and your mind by connecting the two. The breathing technique involves inhaling through your nose and breathing out(exhaling) through the mouth. While breathing in, you must ensure that your abdomen is properly pushed inwards. If you do not see this, it means you are not inhaling adequately.

According to the Korean breathing theories, the mouth is thought of as the gate, whereas the tongue acts as the roof of the mouth. During inhalation and exhalation, “chi” which is a form of energy is being allowed to complete a path of circulation through your whole body. This makes your body to be connected to your mind. ATA martial arts include teaching Taekwondo to help with stress reduction. For many, this is an advanced method of breathing and is offered in various ATA programs such as Tai Chi.

Try ATA martial arts training

Fitness or hobby, whatever your intention to learn Taekwondo may be, ATA can be the best choice for you. The exercises are taught by professional Taekwondo instructors. The course offers many benefits to its students. Students get to learn many self-defense skills that are very crucial in today’s world. Try ATA and you can attain benefits that are not just limited to physical fitness and self-defense.

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