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Martial Arts And Yoga

At this point, nearly every American is familiar with down dog as well as the sense of calm, flexibility and strength provided by yoga. Others know of the martial arts with strikes, clinches and take-downs.

How could these two have anything to do with one another? More than you’d think.

I am a competitive kickboxer and a yoga teacher and I know that there is no one on the yoga mat or in the ring but you. The difference is that in the ring you are truly alone until your opponent steps in and then you really come to understand yourself – just like on a meditation cushion. Do you stay in the ring and battle by adapting to what comes in each moment or do you balk, cover your eyes and turn away only to repeat the same habits again and