WHY MUAY THAI KICKBOXING IS AN EXCELLENT FORM OF ADDICTION THERAPY
- November 19, 2018
For the most part, a majority of you might not be aware of Muay Thai, one of the oldest and most revered martial arts on the planet. Originating in Thailand, this parent of modern kickboxing is one of the deadliest combat sports known today but is also (ironically) one of the most spiritually invigorating activities you can perform. Powerful and uplifting, Muay Thai utilizes almost every movable part of the human body, hence its title “The Art of the Eight Limbs,” and practitioners are rigorously drilled in the arts of self-defense and exercise. So, you can imagine how something as aggressive and stimulating as this unique martial art can be an excellent gateway for stressed out people recovering from drug addiction or undergoing therapy. Let’s take a closer look at why Muay Thai kickboxing is an excellent step on the path to drug and alcohol addiction recovery.
Wai Kru Ram Muay
Practiced since the 18th century and originating from a period in the 1500s, Muay Thai is inarguably one of the most invigorating and one of the deadliest combat sports in the world and is still revered as the national sport of Thailand. However, you will rarely find gyms outside urban areas in the United States. While certainly fast-paced, one of the most aggressive standup sports does have a softer side. Prior to a fight or practice, students or professional fighters perform the Wai Kru (shortened from Wai Kru Ram Muay), a ceremonial dance showing reverence to the teacher/trainer and respect to loved ones and friends. Like any other martial art, Muay Thai kickboxing is more about cleansing the soul than drawing blood and causing pain.
How Muay Thai Can Help Addicts
Martial arts are a type of wellness activity and physical fitness that promote physical strength and mental clarity. Still, what are the ways Muay Thai can help an addict overcome their terrible problems?
- Improved fitness and boost of energy (preventing mental exhaustion)
- Boosted confidence and eagerness to learn (distraction from addiction)
- Feeling fulfilled, sense of accomplishment
- Appreciation of one’s self and capabilities
- Spirituality and mindfulness
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