I spend a lot of time looking at different martial arts videos and posts. I wish I had that resource when I started my training in 1973.
Unfortunately there is also a lot of very poor and frankly dangerous information.
The challenge of course is how do you know when you have no or limited experience in the arts?
It is critical that you have a knowledgeable instructor who can, in the early days, help you navigate what is valuable versus what is not.
In these weird times of the pandemic and all that brings with it including all the uncertainty and chaos we are surrounded with our attitude and how we choose to internalize is I believe key to our continued health and well being. These are stressful times. Lets not sugar coat things. COVID still rules our days and things will get worse before the vaccine can have an impact.
We all have varying degrees of stress and perspective when it comes to our current situation(s). The on going threat of the contagion is stressful enough on its own. Unfortunately it has become politicized and the focus is not always on the health and well being of those around us (altruistic) but rather on denial (its going away, its not), or a link to personal freedom and government infringement. Many of us are also going through financial stress with lockdowns.
If we allow ourselves to focus only on the negative aspects it will have a detrimental affect on our health physically and mentally.
Yin and Tang represents the concept that everything seeks balance. Certainly there are time when Yin or Yang will prevail however over time the objective is to achieve balance.
There is so much that is represented in this simple diagram to explain a very complex process and idea. Take the time to contemplate the concept. Understand the underlying elements and seek balance in all things you do. You will be much healthier in all aspects.