The benefits of moving meditation are well-documented, and in this article by
Women’s Health (South Africa), Kids Kicking Cancer’s Sensei Ilze explains:
“Besides the fact that focused breathing does help increase pain tolerance,
martial arts teaches you that pain is a message you don’t have to listen to”.
According to Ilzé, Kata is a very successful tool for stress management. The
reason meditation does so well is because you place emphasis on your breathing.
“When you breathe deeply, the body releases endorphins, which are the feel-good
hormones and a natural painkiller created by the body itself. When we take deep
breaths, the upward and downward movement of the diaphragm helps remove the toxins
from the body, promoting better blood flow,” says Ilzé.
Read the full article here.
Watch on YouTube: Sensei Ilze demonstrates how to perform a Kata for stress relief.