There is a terrible way of linear training and strength training which hampers how we progress and maintain our health throughout a very nonlinear life.
Here are three examples of nonlinear strength and movement which will enhance your health, strength and ability to handle life’s rungs.
The Stick ups
Take a sturdy stick which can bear your mass without snapping. Sit down on your behind and place the end of the stick on the ground. Use one hand to press it downward in order to raise your body to a standing position and then ease downward to sitting. Repeat playing with angles, holds and remember to always breathe.
Loop a sturdy rope overhead on a strong enough hold. Hold the rope ends in each hand and bring yourself upwards by looping the rope on your arms and thus shortening the distance. Relax yourself back down by releasing the loops under your control. Remember to always breathe.
Stand with your feet under you. Relax the angle of one hip and relax the leg coming from it. Let it continue naturally until you are either squatting down or laying down. Raise yourself in the same manner. Let your eyes see what the body movement present before them and always breathe.
Stand up with your feet under you.
Press your hands together from the shoulders
Press your legs toward each other from the hips
Squat in this fashion:
Down – 1 inhale
Up – 1 exhale
Down – one full breath
Up – one full breath
Down – 2 full breaths
Up 2 full breaths
Down – 3 full breaths
Up – 3 full breaths
Continue till you had enough
Stand with your feet under you.
Pull your hands apart from the shoulders
Press the legs apart from the hips
Squat in the same fashion working your way
up and down the Breath ladder.
GIVE YOURSELF SOME TIME TO RELAX
UNDER TENSION AND THEN SEE DEEPER
BREATHE 60 BREATHS IN THE PUSH UP POSITION
THEN DO ONE PUSH UP.
BREATHE 60 BREATHS HOLDING ONTO THE BAR
THEN DO ONE PULL UP
BREATHE 60 BREATHS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SQUAT
THEN DO ONE HIGH JUMP
BREATHE 60 BREATHS BALANCING ON YOUR HEELS
THEN DO ONE BROAD JUMP
Here are a series of drills for an easy transition from ground to standing and moving. The hard work is paying attention. Move like a human and things will go your way.
In this video we show how to use the body natural flow of compression and decompression to move with less effort and more as one unit. This can be done over slippery surfaces, when tired or when you do not want to get tired and when in contact. Keep your horizons free.
A clock ticks each second or hums with electricity going through a quartz crystal.
We thankfully operate on a different dynamic scale where we can change our perception of time and even act according to our perceptions.
Start in a comfortable position and your eyes closed to lower your intake of the outside world. Count your heartbeats and how they combine with your breath. Stretch your breath over more and more heartbeats until you reach the top of the pyramid and stay there for ten breaths. Lower the count of heartbeats per breath in the same manner and each time you repeat the drill use a less and less comfortable position to learn to create more breathing space under pressure.
Example for position progress: Laying down, sitting against a wall, sitting on your shins, static push up, lower end of the squat, half squat position…
Take a piece of paper or a stretch of sand and start to draw a spiral from the inside out. Hold your breath and wait for some pressure is built. Continue to hold your breath and follow the spiral back to the beginning. With practice you will hold on to the tension less and less and both directions will grow.
Hold your gaze toward the horizon for ten breaths and capture what is in front of you. Close your eyes and bring the picture with all its details in your mind. Repeat this drill with one less breath for the capture each time and when you reach one breath use just one exhale and after that just a blink of your eyes. With practice this drill will allow you to use less and less time to grasp and realize more and more of what is in front of you.
In this video we have two people working together on balance and on joint health with an added value of moving and using only what is needed to gain more awareness and from it, control.
In this video we squat for relaxation. We first tense a part of the leg within the exhale and release on the inhale a few times and then add a relaxation of the legs into a squat and back up to standing. Work on paying attention to excess tension and by that release it to allow your natural movement to manifest. Work on the release of the eyes from focusing unintentionally on the horizon or on people and also on your feet allowing them to move without grabbing onto the ground. Work on it and the reward will present itself.