The Power Of Stillness

This month at the Academy of Martial Arts, our theme is “Mental Strong.” We are promoting mental health awareness and including meditation and stillness in our classes. In celebration of February’s theme, let’s talk about the power of stillness. Ever consider taking a moment to sit still, close your eyes, and give yourself a second…

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The Power of Meditation

You wake up far earlier than you would like to because your mind is constantly running over the endless list of things to do. Your internal alarm clock seems to never shut off and you always have the feeling that you are running behind or forgetting something. Life can be pretty stressful and at times…

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3 Ways to Improve Work/Life Balance

Striking that healthy balance between work and life has become an increasingly difficult challenge in today’s society. As a result of the demanding pressures of work, family, home and everything in between, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) reported that 58% of Canadians feel overloaded with life. If you feel as though you’re struggling to…

Senior Fitness through Martial Arts

Often, people make the mistake of thinking of martial arts as activities only for the young. While people of all ages can practice and enjoy Karate, Ju Jutsu, and more, Tai Chi is a physical activity that is particularly well-suited to seniors. If you’re wondering how to get in shape, read on: What is Tai…

Health Benefits of Tai Chi – Intro

This is the beginning of several articles written by one of our family members, Mara Ouimette. —————- What form of exercise can benefit the mind, body and spirit, can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or physical ability, indoors or outdoors and requires no specialized equipment? The answer is simple: Tai Chi. The ancient…

Tai Chi – Inspiring Vitality

Tai Chi – Inspiring VitalityBalance movement with a focus on breath makes Tai Chi an excellent choice to resolve the stress of our busy lifestyle. Often described as moving meditation, Tai Chi promotes joint health through a controlled range of motion and lower body strengthening from balanced movement. At the Academy of Martial Arts, we…