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Category Archives: aikido exercises

Breathing Exercises with Sensei

aikido breathing exercises

Breathing is so essential in mind and body practice. The practice of deep breathing has so many positive benefits and is important to practice daily to help the mind develop focus and clarity. In Aikido, our students at Newport Beach Aikikai have the opportunity to practice deep breathing in every class. At the beginning of […]

Training your mind and body to manage stress

aikido to reduce stress

There’s good stress and then there’s bad stress. When stress becomes overwhelming and starts taking over your sleep, diet, and ability to focus then it’s time to make changes to manage your work life balance. Practicing martial arts like Aikido can helps to reduce improve overall health by training your body while also calming your […]

Conscious Breathing for the Mind, Body and Spirit

conscious breathing

Connecting the mind and body Reduces Anxiety and Stress 🙏Our kids need this NOW more than ever.   With the rising levels of stress and anxiety in today’s society, conscious deep breathing exercises may be the answer. At Newport Beach Aikido, Sensei Gentil Pennewaert believes firmly that deep breathing is an essential part of training. […]