Aikido: A Martial Art With Mindfulness, Somatic, Relational, and Spiritual Benefits for Veterans

@article{Lukoff2017AikidoAM,
  title={Aikido: A Martial Art With Mindfulness, Somatic, Relational, and Spiritual Benefits for Veterans},
  author={David Lukoff and Richard Strozzi-Heckler},
  journal={Spirituality in Clinical Practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={4},
  pages={81–91}
}
Aikido is a martial art that originated in Japan and incorporates meditation and breathing techniques from Zen Buddhism. Like all martial arts, it requires mindful concentration and physical exertion. In addition, it is a compassion practice that also provides a spiritual perspective and includes social touch. These components make Aikido a unique form of mindfulness that has the potential to be particularly appealing to veterans coming from a Warrior Ethos tradition who are used to rigorous… CONTINUE READING

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