In his book, Mind Fist
, Dr. Haha Lung takes a completely new look at both the physical and psychological disciplines that go into being a true ninja. Filled with loads of information you've probably never seen before, Mind Fist is a must-read for anyone involved in the martial arts. One way in which Dr. Lung makes his book stand out from the traditional 'ninja books' is by stressing the importance of mental exercises. Of course, you don't have to be an aspiring shadow warrior to benefit from an occasional mental 're-focus'.
Martial artists may understand better than most the value of mental preparation, but they aren't alone. Anybody from a white-belt karate student to a blue-collar construction worker would do well to take some time out of their busy schedules and mentally prepare for their day, week, or month.
Even if you don't totally buy into the the whole 'centering one's energy through Mudra' techniques, it's hard not to see the value in just taking a few minutes out of the day to rest one's mind. Continue reading to learn these 4 techniques.