Balance is something we constantly seek in life. When we work too much, we need the balance of down-time. When we indulge in less healthy foods or drinks, balance comes from healthy choices and moderation.
Jiu-Jitsu training is an effective and efficient way to create a balanced approach to life. By managing imbalance on the mat, you can prepare for any situation that arises off the mat.
1. Physical Balance
One way that Jiu-Jitsu helps you find balance in your life is through physical balance. Standing, walking, running, and competing physically demand the most visible form of balance. Being out of balance physically means falling or finding yourself in a position you weren’t intended to be in. The ability to carry yourself with grace and poise is the first step toward systemic balance. When you exhibit balance in movement, you build a feeling of confidence and stability in your mind. Time on the mat cultivates awareness of how to move your body with skill. Soon, physical balance becomes an effortless, natural part of each move you make.
2. Mental Balance
Another way Jiu-Jitsu helps you find balance in life is through mental balance. Competitors understand that mental balance is the difference between victory and defeat. No matter the advantage on a physical level, imbalanced decision making and emotional responses to stressors will undermine any chance at a win. As you learn to maintain composure and assess an opponent rationally, your ability to see the solution in any circumstance is heightened. Finding the mental balance to have a sense of urgency without feeling anxiety or panic is the sweet spot we all look for throughout our daily lives. The physical problem-solving of Jiu-Jitsu addresses mental balance directly with almost immediately noticeable results.
3. Balance with Others
Finally, Jiu-Jitsu can help you find balance with others. A complete sense of balance can only be achieved when we find balance in our interactions with others. In Jiu-Jitsu training, you are involved in a give and take relationship with your partner as you practice technique, form, success, and failure. The exchange of ideas and energy becomes part of the progression for each of you. This even exchange translates to finding balance in your relationships and improving your community.
Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian can help you find the balance you need. Contact us today to learn more about the programs we’re currently offering and how you can get started.