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Everyone should learn to achieve a state of mental calmness allowing your blood pressure to drop, your heart rate to slow, your breathing deep and slow, and your muscles become less tense. In Zen and The Art of Meditation, Yoga, and Martial Arts you will learn how to find your inner peace through meditation and how to achieve a quiet mind. Learning to meditate may help you to look inside yourself seeking the wisdom and calmness that can enable you to developing balance, awareness, and harmony. You will also learn relaxation techniques through deep breathing exercises and the benefits of Yoga. In this modern world more people are finding that the ancient art of Yoga helps them achieve a state of balance by creating a union of their mind, senses, and breathing. After all, the ancient Sanskrit meaning of Yoga is union or joining together. Practicing yoga is a great way to relieve stress, calm your mind, and center your balance. You will become aware of some of the more popular styles of martial arts from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Brazil. Regardless of your health conditions, or what physical shape you are in, martial arts can provide you with tremendous benefits. It most certainly can help you become stronger and increase your range of motion and flexibility. It does not matter how old you are; it is excellent for children as well as for seniors and for everyone in between. You will also understand the benefits for children learning the martial arts. Having your children learn, practice, and study martial arts has so many terrific benefits. First of all they will get the exercise to help them grow and mature physically. They will also learn self control and the martial arts will also build their self esteem. Another thing that is equally important is that they will learn self defense as well. You will also know how martial arts can help with self defense and the philosophy of the relationship between the two. You will be enlightened regarding self defense techniques of awareness, fight or flight response, and tips for you and your children. Self defense is so much more than learning a martial art, or handling a taser, or shooting a gun. It requires you to sharpen your intuitive skills and learn to assess your situation every time you step away from your front door.