Mindful Control


Tricks To Fall Asleep When You Cannot

Tricks To Fall Asleep When You Cannot   Many years ago I used to not be able to fall asleep till 4-5 am. Many times, around 5 am, when I’d have enough of not sleeping I would put my running kit on and go for a long, refreshing run. The biggest problem was that I […]

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How To Improve Your Posture

How To Improve Your Posture   It is not enough to have a strong core alone. It is not enough to do just crunches and situps or just squats and lunges. Here are the different aspects when it comes to improving your posture and attain a stronger and healthier body.   Core exercises Many people go for […]

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The Source Of The Fluid Movement Principle

The Source Of The Fluid Movement Principle Fluid Movement is one of the 5 essential principles of The Merisoiu Technique along with Organic Movement, Earthing, Mindful Control and Food Discipline™. When I coach my clients they see it as Tai Chi or Qigong. They are not wrong but not quite right either. The Fluid Movement […]

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The Secret IngredientTo Turn Your Boring Workout Into Purposeful Training

The Secret Ingredient To Turn Your Boring Workout Into Purposeful Training Substance. That’s what is missing and so many Personal Trainers forget to educate their clients on. My knowledge comes not only from the gym, or from Karate, no, it comes from Daito Ryu, Ninjutsu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Target Shooting, Swimming, Latin American Dancing, and […]

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Benefits Of Fluid Movement

Benefits Of Fluid Movement Why is fluid movement so important that I made it one of the five principles in The Merisoiu Technique? Why do I insist my clients practice it? And why do I spend hours upon hours creating videos for The Academy on fluid movement sequences?   Here’s the answer to all these […]

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100th Blog

100th Blog Post Thought I’d make something special for my 100th blog post. So I picked (hand picked that is 😉 ) a few sentences from each blog post I wrote and added the link to the blog post it came from. A piece of wisdom from each of them. Some more interesting than others, but starting […]

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Getting Off The Treadmill Of Life

Getting Off The Treadmill Of Life I am not even sure the title is the best one for this post. I was inspired by one of my students to write about this after a conversation we had the other day. Let me tell you my thoughts first. One day, last Wednesday to be more precise, […]

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What Is Zanshin And Why It Is Important For You

What Is Zanshin And Why It Is Important For You Zanshin is the state of readiness in Budo practice. Budo is the code of Martial Arts, the Martial Arts path, an education system in the modern world, rather than a fighting system  like many people believe. Translated literally, Zanshin means “left over or remaining heart […]

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HOW to breathe and WHY it is important

HOW to breathe and WHY it is important If we cannot control the simple act of breathing how are we suppose to control our thoughts, our bodies or ever the world around us. And if we cannot feel and fully experience breathing how are we supposed to be mindful of anything else within or around us. […]

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STOP Exercising! Do This Instead

STOP Exercising! Do This Instead Stop exercising and start Developing skills Stop exercising and start Exploring yourself and the environment Stop exercising and start Playing around so you enjoy life Stop exercising and start Being Mindful of what you are feeling, seeing, hearing and doing Stop exercising and start Listening to the life surrounding you Stop […]

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Why You Should Master The Art Of Nothing

Why You Should Master The Art Of Nothing How many times do you allow yourself to do nothing? No work, no writing, no worries (that’s doing something you know), no talking, no waiting, no smoking, no eating or drinking, no sleeping. One day when I got really, really overwhelmed and realised that I will never […]

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What’s All The Fuss About Mindfulness

What’s all the fuss about mindfulness   “Mindfulness” is becoming a buzz word. Do you agree? I see this word every single day, many times a day and sometimes it gets to the point where it actually bothers me. You see, when everyone goes in one direction I go the other way However, it is […]

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3 Mindfulness Lessons From Practicing Target Shooting

3 Mindfulness Lessons From Practicing Target Shooting     Lately I’ve been thinking and talking about the time when I practiced target shooting. I practiced for more than 1 year, I even entered some competitions. Sorry, unfortunately I have no pictures from that time.   I also practiced archery but not as much.   I […]

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5 lessons I learnt from balancing exercises

5 lessons I learnt from balancing exercises   For an athlete who has practiced many sports in the past 20 years, particularly martial arts, balancing is probably one of the most important lessons when it comes to fine tuning movement.   However balancing is not only for athletes and not only for the body. You see, […]

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How to relax your shoulders while you sit tall

How to relax your shoulders while you sit tall     This is another question from one of my readers who downloaded my ebook “15 healthy habits for the body“. She asked me how can she possibly relax her shoulders when she drives and sits tall.   Indeed this is a good question. We are […]

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3 ways to enhance your meditation experience

3 ways to enhance your meditation experience   I was introduced to meditation and mindfulness when I was 8 years old through my Martial Arts practice. I never thought I would ever teach it though. For 20 years I practiced Zanshin, the Japanese for “state of total awareness”. I experimented in different situations and environments, […]

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16 benefits of practicing deep breathing

16 benefits of practicing deep breathing 1.   Improves your cardiovascular system. Your heart is a muscle and, like any other muscle in your body, it can be developed through practice. 2.   Removes stale air from your lungs. 3.   Helps you heal faster by directing the breathe into areas of the body where […]

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The role of mindfulness in my childhood

The role of mindfulness in my childhood   Author’s note Hi. I think this is one of the most difficult blogs I’ve written lately. That is because I am sharing with you another part of my life, the one which involved meditation. It is very difficult for me to put this into words. So if […]

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How I breathed my way into physical and mental well-being

How I breathed my way into physical and mental well-being   “Everything breathes: breathing is the inspiration of Life within all living forms of reality. All matter is in a continual state of particle exchange. In humans, breathing is the biological basis and spiritual expression that renews life, propels awareness and focuses body-mind functioning in […]

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Meditation: what, where, how and why

Meditation What, Where, How, When & Why   Since I began incorporating meditation in my work with clients I get a constant type of feedback such as “I tried so many times but can’t empty my mind”, “I can’t sit still even for 1 min let alone 30 min” or “I get bored when trying to […]

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How to use your body to reduce aches and pains

How To Use Your Body To Reduce Aches And Pains   Do you feel aches and pains around your body and you don’t like them and want them to disappear?   If you do then consider acknowledging how you use your body. Use determines function – Alexander Principles. How you use your it determines how […]

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