There are obvious physical benefits to training.
- Increase in aerobic conditioning
- Greater Flexibilty
- Tones Muscle
- Better Balance
- Quickening of reaction
There are other benefits that are a bit more subtle and take time to develop. Increasingly we are seeing the benefits of bringing mindfulness training into our lives. Aikido, often called a "moving meditation," is a great way to bring mindfulness into your life. While practitioners of martial and meditative disciplines have long noted the aspects of calm awareness that comes with training only in recent times have studies been done that are beginning to recognize the mental, emotional, and physical health benefits of this type of training. Watch this section as we share findings in the medical and scientific world that recognize the benefits of training in Aikido.