I have a confession to make.. for a number of months I have not been training in a Systema group, and actually have only been training solo.
My job means I travel around the world to a different country every week, which can be challenging to start a regular training class and means I have to make do with when and how, I am able to train.
Honestly, I really need a trip to Moscow, to get me back in the Systema mode, get a massage, go for a banja, do some lessons with Michael, Alexander, Vladimir Zaikovsky and the team.
Until then, I have designed a training program to get me back in the game, to relax and strengthen my body and psyche.
The first question that came to my mind is – What is the core of Systema? What is the Foundation?
The answer came as quick as the question and in fact was always their – Breathing.
Breathing is the beginning and end of everything we do, it can relax us, make us more powerful, stronger, healthier and can almost always be called upon, as an unlimited resource.
Therefore, I decided to get back to the root of Systema using breath training.
Most importantly, it had to be simple, so my first week, morning routine looks like this:
1-Tension-Relaxation exercise (From Let Every Breath) (20 mins)
2-Walking, with arms raised and different variations (20 mins)
3-Rolling – forward and backward, slow and fast and different variations (20 mins)
Try this simple routine, it will make you feel energised, calm and powerful. Most importantly it will get you into the Systema “state” pretty quickly.
PS – I will start posting more often, as I have a lot of past seminars and conversations with the masters to write up. As well as a few upcoming training sessions.
Feel free to request a specific post or video, or if you have any questions at all.
Until next time, Train Hard.