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The Philosophy and Benefits behind Meditation Practice (Part 1)

I was lucky to be introduced to meditation early on in my martial arts training, and it has been a part of my life for over 40 years. When you tell someone you are a martial artist, two things spring to mind: number one, you can kick their butt, and number two, you’re a person with powerful mental powers, which they believe you can achieve through meditation. However, I’ve noticed that the majority of martial artists do not meditate. I’m constantly asking myself, “Why not?” when this is the most natural function. Every time you go to sleep, you enter a meditative state; in order to sleep, you must mentally

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Grandmaster Jessie Bowen
Grandmaster Jessie Bowen
is president of Karate International of Durham, Inc., a member of the American Martial Arts Association Sport Karate League and Hall of Fame, and has been a member of the Duke University P.E. Staff for over 25 years. He is the author of Zen Mind-Body Mindfulness Meditation and Zen Mind-Body Mindfulness Meditation for Martial Arts, as well as several other books, programs, and audio CDs on meditation and success training.

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