Yoga Instruction & Therapy Self Defense Programs, Martial Arts Instruction Self Improvement and Motivational skillsThe Bay Area Center is a Club that has a dedicated fitness facility located in the town of Dickinson which is south of the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. Dickinson is approximately half way between Houston Texas and Galveston Texas and is about 5 miles west of Galveston Bay. Dickinson Bayou which is across the street from the Center connects with Galveston Bay. The Center is dedicated to improving the mind/body/spirit alignment of its members through a variety of programs. It has long been the home of the Seishinkan Aikido Dojo (say-shin-kan), but recently our programs have been greaty expanded. Unlike most fitness facilities, our Club has no long term contracts. Members dues are strictly monthly. Most people acknowledge a connection between mind and body. At some level, we all know the mind can affect the body. Picture in your mind someone who is depressed. Imagine yourself as an artist and make the image very detailed as to the overall body posture. You have probably pictured someone hunched over, shoulders rounded, with eyes downcast. Our language also reflects this posture, "feeling like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders". The depression of the mind has caused the body to assume this posture. If you would be willing to experiment with your own body, stand up and assume this posture and pay attention to how your feelings change. You are probably feeling more depressed. Now straighten up and stand with your shoulders back, but not braced like the military might. Just stand straight and relaxed. Now, look at something so you have to look a little above horizontal. Now put a little smile on your face. If you have actual done this little exercise, and not just read about it, you will probably notice a change in the way you feel.