Health Benefits of Aikido

Health Benefits of Aikido

Health & Wellness
Contributed byKrish Tangella MD, MBADec 30, 2022

Aikido is a martial art that emphasizes the use of redirecting force and avoiding direct confrontation to defend oneself. It offers a range of physical and mental health benefits, including:

  • Balance: Aikido involves a range of movements that require good balance and body control, which can help to improve overall balance and stability.
  • Coordination: Aikido requires precise movements and coordination between the hands and feet, which can help to improve overall body coordination.
  • Flexibility: Aikido involves stretching, reaching, and contorting the body in various ways, which can help to improve flexibility in the arms, legs, and core muscles.
  • Stress relief: Physical activity, such as aikido, can help to reduce stress and improve mental well-being by releasing endorphins and other chemicals that improve mood and reduce anxiety.
  • Mental focus: Aikido requires intense concentration and problem solving skills, which can help to improve mental focus and clarity.
  • Self-defense: Aikido teaches self-defense techniques and strategies, which can help to improve confidence and personal safety.
  • Confidence: Practicing aikido can help to build confidence and a sense of control over one's surroundings.
  • Control: Aikido emphasizes the importance of control and non-violent conflict resolution, which can help to improve self-control and communication skills.
  • Non-violent conflict resolution: Aikido promotes the use of non-violent strategies to resolve conflicts, which can help to improve communication and conflict resolution skills.
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