posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:41 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears
right on. I know lots of high level martial artists that enjoy yoga.
if you want to add a little something to it try Chinese Xi Sui Jing, Yi Jin Jing and Ba Duan Jing. theyre simple postures that focus on deep
breathing and stretching. you'll feel very relaxed and clear headed after a session of doing them. .
if youre looking to build up functional strength in your legs look into Chinese Shi Ba Shi -Ji Ben Gong. its 18 basic movements used for stance
training and leg conditioning. but it will give you phenominal leg strength through natural movements. and gives a ton of strengthening to your core
muscles. you may dismiss it outright because it's shaolin and not juijitsu. but the excercises have been done since 492ad and have some serious gold
in them on a superficial level for body conditioning and if you examine them a ton of insight will be gained regarding "entering" footwork for
breaking your opponents footing and structural base. although that will take some advanced understanding to get initially if you're not used to
southern Chinese hakka or south east Asian martial art footwork and grappling principles. (even though the excercises described above are from
Northern Shaolin Long Chuan)
looking for hip flexibility try kali or Javanese sempok, depok footwork drills. seriously challenging but will make your hip and leg strength
beastly. if you have knee problems or rickety hips not recommended though. but will give you a challenge with a lot of benefits for working muscles
in your legs and hips you never knew existed.
try your hand at Javanese kambengan (flower dancing) bust out the Sundanese gamelan music and get flowing. you don't have to do anything as
intricate as what's in the videos below but it can be meditative and get you supple again. plus it's rich culturally.
sundanese west java gamelan music. relaxing in its own way.
if you want to forego all the leg work, or martial arts aspect of things a simple mind clearing exercise is Dharma circle walking meditation. it's
simple. walk in a ten to fifteen foot circle at your own pace for 30 minutes and just stare at the floor directly in front of you. it's simple but
either way glad you are getting into yoga and exploring the world of options it can lead you to. both physically, and meditatively.
6-3-2018 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)
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