Classes are Being held at Body Alive Yoga (http://bodyaliveyoga.com/)
Combat Yoga is an Integrative flow that combines the meditative arts of the Martial Artist and the Yogi. It is a balance between movement and stillness.
While focusing on breath and body alignment you will learn to develop an awareness (A.B.S.S.) that will allow you to find your “stillness in motion and the motion in stillness.”
Alignment of the Body
Balancing of the Breath
Strengthening of the Heart
Stabilization of the Mind
This creates a rooted foundation that eases everyday living and the continuation of life.
Classes are all levels. From Pro Athletes to house moms and even Grand Ma, each class can be tailored to the needs of the practitioner.
Less flexible = the more you will learn about your body while practicing.
More flexible = the more you will learn to engage the muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold you together.
Combat Yoga’s Focus;
Your muscles are like a chain that becomes weak when your body is out of alignment. When this happens you put unwanted stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons that hold the muscle to the bone.
- Develop Core Stability. Within any physical practice it is important to have a stable core (abdomen and lower back) as this will protect you whether stretching or strengthening the muscles
- Alignment Awareness. Alignment is the key to reducing the risk of injury. From your feet to your head you will learn how “Your” body feels in better alignment
- Balanced Strength. Learn to connect the muscles like a chain so that the load is taken off the smaller muscles/joints, evenly distributing the load throughout the muscles involved in the movement. This creates a feeling of solidity rather than the feeling of emptiness in the movements. Maneuvering on a sturdy bridge is easier than a loose rope.
- Breathing. Learn to stabilize the breath while the body is active. This connection of breathing smoothly while the body is actively tense is the aim to achieve in balancing the body.