Are you always in your comfort zone and refuse to step out?
Sometimes the uncomfortable things in life are there to teach us lessons.
I recently watched this video of Daniel Fuchs – a fashion blogger from Dusseldorf, Germany, who has a passion for fitness. He was taken out from his comfort zone and given a new fitness regime.
Daniel's Instagram: http://bit.ly/
Daniel's Blog: http://bit.ly/2jmVu0p)
He was invited to try out a new type of fitness to him in Okinawa. Okinawa is the most Southern point of Japan that is made up of hundreds of islands. Its people are known for their longevity due to their diet, exercise and positive outlook on life.
Okinawa is the birthplace of modern karate and through this video you will get to follow Daniel and learn more about Karate with him.
In the video, there was a tree which the Okinawan people respect because of it's endurance and inspired them to live a grounded life.
The philosophy of Karate is not about attacking, it's about defending.
The Karate Sensei shared the secret to wellbeing and fitness is to be persistent with your training. Many of a time, people choose not to exercise is that “They don't have the time to exercise" but when they have time to watch a movie or play their mobile games.
It was so heartwarming that the Sensei even prepared Daniel a meal after his training. The green vegetables dish you see on the table is Goya- Okinawan vegetables which was said to gives stamina. I can tell that Daniel really enjoyed the meal and I will definitely try eating Goya when I visit Okinawa.
"Once you develop through your training and skills, your mind also develops", said the Sensei.
The Okinawa meal sure looked great! According to the video, this was not something they have everyday but only on celebratory occasions.
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Check out the rest of Life, by Okinawa episodes and see how the other 2 groups enjoyed Okinawa!
This post has been presented by Okinawa Prefecture but all thoughts and opinions are my own.