Category Archives for BMA Talk Highlights

Meditation for Beginners: Learn How to Meditate

This talk is just what you need to get started on meditation practice and is also ideal for those who already meditate but could use a refresher. In this week’s talk Shifu Ahles covers 5 main points including: finding the right place to meditate, various meditation postures, maintaining a passive attitude,concentrating on a focal point and having faith in the benefits of the practice. Shifu teaches the reason for various hand and sitting postures and why it is important for you to know your reason for your own posture rather than merely copying others. Don’t miss this talk that helps lay the foundation for living a more peaceful and balanced life.

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Q & A: The Inner Battle

Lack of energy, irritability, depressed thinking these are just some of the ways your body and mind are trying to tell you what it needs. Learn more…

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Getting Tough and How to Push

Do you know when to push yourself and when pushing is too much? Do you know how to tune in and listen to your body’s signals so you can correctly judge what you need and when you need it? This is an important talk for any one who engages in bodymind training and proves particularly useful to those training in the martial arts. Find out what makes us mentally and physically more resilient so that our personal threshold increases and we are better able to handle the adversity that inevitably comes our way in life.

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Q & A: Focus on NOW – Fight or Flight – Wide Angle Vision

Some very interesting questions and responses come up in this Q&A with Shifu Ahles as he addresses questions like: whether it is beneficial to put mind elsewhere when experiencing stressful thoughts or is that an avoidance technique, why there was a delayed emotional reaction after staying calm during a confrontation, how the practice has the potential to help high blood pressure and wide angle vision.

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Pitfalls of Future Focus – Learn to Enjoy Your NOW

When will it be 5pm, the weekend, when is vacation, how long until retirement? Do you find yourself always thinking of what’s next instead of what’s now? Then this talk is the wake up call you need. It’s weaved with intereresting stories that bring home the importance of seeking out the joy in our lives rather than focus on the suffering. Sit down and soak it in as Shifu Ahles drives home the point – learn to enjoy your NOW.

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Q & A: Tracker School Experiences, Group Practice, and Toughness

This week’s talk provides a chance to listen in as Shifu Ahles retells some of his unusual experiences at Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School and shares examples of what can happen when you learn to see and feel things beyond the physical world. A student questions if it’s a negative to prefer to practice with others rather than solo practice. The two ways to learn about yourself through your martial arts practice is revealed in this talk. This Q & A wraps up with the question many martial arts students have pondered…how do you know when you’ve reached the level to successfully defend yourself? Watch and find out!

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