About the Session
In this “Intro To Systema” class, participants will work individually and in groups, learning and applying principles that can be easily integrated into all aspects of life to cultivate awareness and become more mindful. Principles applying to breathing, posture, movement, and relaxation that help keep the human organism balanced and in a state of readiness at all times to effectively deal with all challenges in life.
Many cultures around the world have powerful martial arts. For Russia, the most comprehensive one would be Systema – the physical practice, which has numerous benefits both for physical and psychological health as well as spiritual growth. At its core Systema is a system for adaptation towards the environment based on holistic approach.
Evolved through 10 centuries of combative arts, the history of the Cossacks and Eastern spirituality, Systema is a natural toolbox that can help deal with stress and tension and be competent in conflict resolution.
In Systema, the body has to be free of tension, filled with endurance, flexibility, effortless movement, and explosive potential. The spirit or psychological state has to be calm, free of anger, irritation, fear, self-pity, delusion, and pride. The combat skill includes movements that are powerful and precise, instant and economical, spontaneous, subtle, and diverse, the signature of a true professional of any movement discipline.
Participants should wear comfortable long sleeve shirts and pants.
All Samatva workshops, events & programs are non refundable and non transferrable within 48 hours of session start date.
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