People often wonder why my current approach to fitness now incorporates so much stillness training.
First of all, my current approach is not current. I have been practicing and teaching Power Postures to my private students for almost 20 years.
Second, I first learned of this incredible type of training in the fall of 1981, from a tai chi chuan instructor at the University of Iowa. It took me many years to figure out why, over the course of six weeks, my wrestling skills exploded. Regrettably, after the course ended, I stopped doing this type of training because I failed to connect the dots.
Third, one of my first martial arts instructors taught me, on Day One, that those who don’t hold the postures of a technique, never get any good because they lack a fundamental foundation of power. His words still ring true to me today.
Fourth, when I practice the loosening exercises and the standing postures, my body doesn’t have typical aches and pains that others suffer from with other types of training.
Fifth, my martial and athletic skills expand when I do this type of training.
Sixth, when I am finished with a session, I am higher than a kite. I feel fantastic and how this feeling comes about is almost impossible to explain, other than to say, you’re giving your brain and nervous system a rest, putting you into the parasympathetic nervous system, where all is well.
Seventh, after a session, instead of being exhausted, I am energized, almost beyond belief, and this energy goes into my work, making me more productive.
I could go on and on, but these seven reasons suffice for now.
If you want the above, if you’re tired of feeling depleted, exhausted and/or not recovered from the other ways you are training (or the lack thereof), then don’t you owe it to yourself to turn the tides in your favor?
Fact is, if you keep doing what you have always done, you’ll never get the high I’m rapping about here.
Power Postures – the link you can click to expand your life in a blink.
P.S. For those of you who want to experience the strength and health benefits in person at my next small group seminar, December 8-10, in Tampa Bay, Florida, email me here.