"With his background in sports and martial art, Tom Seabourne provides everyone with affirmative and practical tools for applying mind & body principles. This book is a great contribution to the discussion of a complex and engaging subject!" (Claudio Iedwab and Roxanne Standefer, authors of The Secret Art of Health & Fitness and Martial Arts Mind & Body )
"Tom Seabourne is a living, walking, talking, truthful example of Mind/Body fitness. In true martial arts style, this book delivers a powerful punch." (Scott Cole, star of 15 exercise videos including Abs of Steel, Tai Chi Training and Millennium Stretch )
From the Author
"I wrote this book to share what I consider, the most important aspect of martial arts, sports, and activitymindfulness. Mindfulness is that continuing, never ending, constant awareness. All martial artists no matter what style they practice, eventually get to a point where they learn to understand and cultivate this concept in order to reach the next level. Anybody can throw a punch or a kick, but doing it mindfully is another thing. Relaxing and focusing all of your power and energy is an art. Mindfulness cultivates that art. Mindfulness is not inborn, but is always available to you. First you must learn the concept, and then you must practice it. After you learn the concept of mindfulness, share it with your friends. As they become mindful there will be less arguing and conflict. When they share mindfulness with their acquaintances, peace of mind and harmony will spread to everyone, everywhere. When we get caught up in our busy lives we forget our roots. My martial arts training began at the age of eleven. I studied in Asia and trained in a dojo that required strict discipline and self-control. There was no room for ego. If I didnt remain mindful of my stance, my Asian master promptly reminded me by taking me to the floor. After a year of training six nights a week for two hours a night, I was able to remain relaxed and focused throughout the training session. This is where I began to understand mindfulness. Mindfulness allows you to alter your activation levels at will so that you can relax and yet still be aware of your surroundings..."