Thang-ta is a distinct form of martial art that combines worship, physical balance, and fighting skill into a single art form. It is practiced in three distinct ways. It is practiced in sync with tantric practices, as a sword and spear performance, and as a real fighting technique. This unique art form has a number of benefits for the mind and body.
Thang-ta is performed during various festivities and also at the time of funerals.
Thus, Thang-ta is an essential part of the rich culture of Manipur. So, let us have a look at the various benefits Thang-ta has for us:
- It acts as a stress buster: While practicing Thang-ta, your mind is kept away from all kinds of negativity and is focussed on practicing the sport. Hence, our stress gets released when we are involved in Thang-ta.
- We become self-disciplined: Practicing Thang-ta requires a lot of self-discipline. While practicing Thang-ta your body and mind automatically start behaving in a self-disciplined way.
- Keeps you physically fit: Your mind and body stay healthy and fit once you start practicing Thang-ta. It keeps your body agile and disease-free.
- Keeps your mind in a strong and stable state: Your mind keeps fit, strong, and stable once you get involved in any physical activity. The same is the case when practicing Thang-ta.
With so many benefits, Thang-ta should not be restricted to Manipur and should be spread to other parts of India.