I have participated in Martial Arts on and off since I was a teen and found yoga, after having my first child, as a tool to help with postpartum depression. Once I discovered yoga, I nearly immediately recognized the increase in flexibility which in turn, helped in Martial arts when it came to kicks, strength, endurance, and more. I've been a Yoga Instructor since 2021 and have taught both in person and online, with varying abilities and ages. I'm also Certified in Meditation Instruction since 2022 and have been combining the two ever since. The power of mindful breathing is also beneficial in martial arts, in a myriad of ways. Yoga and Meditation in combination can help us to become more powerful, balanced, and centered martial artists.