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Healing Arts

We all train, become injured, injure others. In order to practice and care for ourselves and others, we all need to know these things.

–Amelia Jones

Where do we find solace to pause and replenish? 

How do we reconnect with our innermost Self, where our strength and our truth lives?  We do this with Healing Arts, through breath and movement, or stillness, by harnessing healing energy to rest and discover and take that knowing out into the world with us.

The Healing Arts were not always one of the pillars of the NWMAF. The organization started as a way to connect with other women martial artists and share self defense skills and knowledge and build a supportive community. As careful as we are, injuries happen, to our bodies and to our spirits, to friendships and to communities. 

In order to function efficiently, we must practice grounding ourselves to calm our nervous system. When we are able to do that, we move more precisely, we gain clarity to make better decisions, we are better able to process stressful or harmful events. Healing arts make us stronger in body and mind.

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.

–T.K.V. Desikachar