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Courteney Cox Practices Budokon — What Is It?

We don't usually see Courteney Cox getting active, like her BFF Jennifer Aniston, but it's clear the raven-haired Friend isn't a couch potato. Courteney has typically chosen to exercise indoors utilizing a combination of power yoga, weights, and Pilates, but more recently the actress has simplified her regimen by adopting a practice called Budokon that combines elements of all the things she enjoys.

With Budokon, Courteney has found a satisfying blend of martial arts, yoga, meditation, and holistic nutrition. To find out more about this practice,


Lifestyle coach Cameron Shayne founded Budokon in 2000, and according to the official website, the word Budokon translates from Japanese as (Bu) Warrior (Do) Way (Kon) Spirit, or Way of the Spiritual Warrior. There are both physical and mental elements to the practice: The physical is divided into two series, while the mental relies on Zen meditation. The two aspects of the physical practice are The Yogic Series, which borrows heavily from Iyengar and Ashtanga yogic techniques, and the Budo Series, which involves a combination of karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Tae Kwon Do.

Shayne calls Budokon the art of living and provides an entire philosophy for students to live by, including elements for the mind (founding principles), power (lessons from the way), body (food guidelines), and spirit (Budokon views). Does the Budokon practice seem like something you would want to try?


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