To reach the full potential as a student of martial arts in Charlotte, you must begin by training your mind. One way to accomplish this mission is through meditation to enhance your awareness, calm and focus. And these are all very important factors in martial arts.
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, pressures at school, never-ending lessons, video games, malls and competitive sports. And while we typically don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their essential joy, and […]
A lot of people who practice meditation need to ground themselves in their bodies. Yoga practitioners are often preoccupied with their bodies, with the physical and fitness aspect. Sometimes when they get home after their Yoga class, they can easily feel uptight and irritated, again losing their inner balance. Meditation helps get to the core, […]
Do you love yoga so much that you’ve considered becoming an instructor? Do you want to strengthen your practice on a physical, intellectual and emotional level? Have you been considering applying for teacher training at the The Yoga Institute at The Peaceful Dragon Charlotte for some time now, but just feel that you’re “not ready […]
While tai chi is actually an ancient Chinese martial art, one of its main objectives is to improve the health of its participants, both physically and mentally. Unlike other martial arts, with tai chi the slow, meditative movements are accessible to everyone.
By Master Eric Sbarge Years ago I heard a psychology report that said that the average person has roughly 60,000 thoughts per day, and all but a few of those thoughts are the same thoughts as the day before. So if that report was right, it seems we think a lot but we aren’t particularly […]
By Master Eric Sbarge The martial arts didn’t originate in antiquity as competitive sports but rather as practical means of defense, both for individuals and communities. Over the last two to three thousand years they’ve evolved to include spiritual practices for self-cultivation, and competitive sport for personal development and community pride. Today there is ample […]
By Master Eric Sbarge The cultivation of compassion is a process that is fundamental to the philosophies of the three primary arts we teach at The Peaceful Dragon: The Buddhist philosophy underlying our Shaolin kung fu practices, the Taoist philosophy at the core of our tai chi practices, and to classical yoga philosophy. The Buddha […]
A Message from Mr. George Summer break is almost here! By the middle of this month, all the kids will be on summer break. Many of them will go on vacations, visit relatives, attend summer camps and other fun events. While the kids are away, they are still expected to keep up their respect, control, […]
By Master Eric Sbarge The Chinese have a saying, “The height of stupidity is to search for the donkey that you’re riding on.” You’re of course too smart for them to be talking about you. But have you ever found yourself searching for happiness? If happiness had big ears, it just might be the donkey […]