But then there's this:
"As another application of mindfulness (Application of Aikido) in everyday life"
Perhaps Mary meant to phrase it differently, but that kind of parallel construction does kind of look like she thinks mindfulness and Aikido are one and the same, doesn't it?
Yes it does look like they're one in the same. For her mindfulness is a trait she has developed as a result of her training. She might have phrased it differently, though knowing her as I do I understood what she meant right off.