By Vladimir Vasiliev
Did you know that any exercise, even a strenuous one, can be lightened.
You can convert a heavy exercise into something as light as breathing – where each rep becomes an inhale and exhale.
In this film, Vladimir takes you through a very interesting class. Simple exercises such as push ups, squats, falls and leg raises are brought to a different, higher level; and with every rep, your body becomes more light and more mobile.
The topics of this workout include:
- Tension-free breathing
- Convert push ups to breathing
- Prepare for squats
- Convert squats to breathing
- Tension-free fall and rise
- Prepare for leg raises
- Convert leg raises and sit ups to breathing
- Combine all exercise
Try this practical Systema approach. Train along and start performing your exercises just because you breathe.
Running time: 54 min.
Eugene Tupper –
Another excellent video from Vladimir. I tried these loose push ups he showed, followed by the tense-relax recovery in the hips and what a great result! Immediately, I felt so much freedom in the hips, I could step so easily in any direction. With this program, the muscles get the workout but there is no fatigue, only lightness in the body!
Alfred Orlando –
Excellent class! We all know the importance of breathing in Systema, but the explanations and practices in this class bring that understanding to a much deeper level that can be applied to many types of movements and exercises.
Eugene Tupper –
I discovered the breath sufficiency principle so nicely following the exercises in this film. If you over-inhale, you are tired faster. If you breathe just enough, you will last a lot longer and it is so much easier to recover. Thank you, Vladimir!