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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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Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
She seems so cool and easy to chill she does it (the friend) is beyond me. I agree. If you incorporate what you enjoy, you'll stick with it. :)
dbanner dbanner 8 years
I wonder does it give you shiney hair as well?
MissLys013 MissLys013 8 years
I would definately try it. I love that kind of thing!!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
reminds me of a seris of books i read about the way of the samurai. loved it. though i don't know if i would be able to stick to all the rules. . .
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
This sounds really interesting. Might help though if i had a personal coach that came to my house and cooked for me in order to stick with all the rules :)
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 8 years
Yoga, meditation and martial arts are already a part of my lifestyle so yes, I would try this.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well- i think that if i could be that regimented - then perhaps, but knowing how i am and how my lifestyle is, i don't think that it would work for me as well. she really does look great though so you know that it has to work!
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
It seems interesting but honestly way too many rules. I like that it focuses on both physical and mental elements. I wonder if this is all that she does or if she adds in strength training too? I could never stop lifting!
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