Anxiety and stress getting the most of you? Practicing Aikido in a disciplined environment can help you build the confidence and peace of mind you need to deal with whatever unexpected challenges and obstacles show up in your daily life.
If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by the barrage of curveballs that life happens to toss our way, then martial arts like Aikido are a spectacular way to help mitigate the fear and hesitation we experience when we don’t know what’s around the next bend. A practice of Aikido can help you:
✔ Establish control over the unexpected;
✔ Learn to recognize tension and distress in your body;
✔ Slow down your mind in moments of fear;
✔ Blend with resistance, both mental and physical, to discover the best outcome to a situation;
✔ Relax, relax, relax!
Moving through life with greater grace and ease benefits not only you, but the people and world around you. Though our form of Aikido is still a martial art, it does more than just prime you for physicality — it offers you a toolbox to approach the world with more ease and compassion!
“In class, I don’t have time to worry about the world outside; I just have my partner, my teachers, and the techniques…so between the nature of Aikido and the endorphin high, I found that my anxiety was significantly less. I was able to address legitimate issues and work on discarding senseless worry.” – Kate Lineberger, student at Falls Road Aikido