The word karate is a combination of two kanji (Chinese characters): kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means “empty hand.” Adding the suffix “-dō” (pronounced “daw”), meaning “the way/path,” karate-dō, implies karate as a total way of life that goes well beyond the self-defense applications. In traditional karate-dō, one is supposed to compete and strive to excel against him/herself.
Different Types of Yoga
Hatha Yoga is the branch of yoga that concentrates on physical health and mental well-being.
Yin Yoga allows us to work the deeper “yin” connective tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks, and even our bones.
Vinyasa style practice emphasizes a continuous flow of movement using sun salutations, dynamic breathing and long holdings.