Super Simple Ninja Secret
Every well trained ninja knows that the secret to survival is to keep moving. No matter what is going on around you, you have to keep moving if you want to live to see another day. This super simple ninja secret will get you on the path to training yourself to move through life with your health, fitness, and sanity intact.
An important part of martial arts training is to practice our movement patterns at home each and every day. It’s an excellent way to practice the art while keeping yourself strong, fit, flexible, and ready for anything that might come your way. But, what can you do if you aren’t studying a martial art but want to stay in the best shape possible? The answer is surprisingly simple—dance.
Just turn on some music, and dance. You don’t need any special equipment or training. The ability to dance is an innate ability that each and every one of us is born with. Dance is fantastic exercise for your body, mind, and spirit. And many of the movement patterns of martial arts mirror the natural movements of free form dancing.
The myriad of health benefits of dance include:
- Increased metabolism, weight control, total body strengthening and toning as well as improving your posture, balance, flexibility, endurance, stamina, coordination, and reflexes. Dance also improves your spatial orientation, peripheral vision, and environmental awareness, all important skills to keep you strong, fit, healthy as well as your physical safety and personal empowerment.
- Bonus tip! Moving very slowly and paying attention to your every move if exactly how martial artists train to perfect their movement patterns. You can try this with your dance moves to further refine your ability to move like a ninja and think like a warrior.