by Vladimir Vasiliev
Doing two or more tasks at once is a challenging practice. It develops your coordination and mental abilities. Moreover, if you combine multitasking with breathwork, include weapons and combative movements, it becomes a unique preparation for multiple attackers and other survival scenarios.
In this film, Vladimir Vasiliev uses breath count, transposition, knife, stick, handgun, tennis ball, cup of water, reading, timing and pulse control to create drills you can practice solo to expand your thinking, physical dexterity and psychological stability.
Danger is rarely one-sided. Multitask your training!
Running time: 31 min
Dylan Newsome –
This is so interesting! Really liked these tasks. Clearly, super useful!
Eric Torres –
Everyone nowadays can say at one point or another they have had to find ways to perform multiple tasks at a time. Most often it’s done with the idea that our brain is managing many tasks and responsibilities all at once. Up until participating in Vladimir Vasiliev’s program on ‘Multitasking’ did I realize how crucial breathing plays in helping to out perform yourself. What I mean is that I realized most of my day to day tasks are done in a slight autopilot and auto mute mode which often created a blockade in my movements and mental processing. However, practicing Systema breathing methods using Vladimir Vasiliev’s step by step guidance unravelled the blockades that have been hindering my movements and creating stress in my brain. I realized that maintaining breathing and carrying on multiple tasks such as reading a book while playing with a knife and moving on the ground in a structured manner, helped to develop an intelligence approach to my learning. Usually, I have carried out multiple tasks in a rather rushed and uncontrolled manner however, training in developing a natural approach to multiple work has increased my strategic thinking and internal work or inner body experience like never before! Another benefit that I found following my training on multitasking was how well one can improve the sharpness and invisibility in their movements while strengthening their balance and proprioceptive skills at the same time. The change can be very subtle but I noticed more often moments where my breathing has stopped unconsciously and I have now been able to target these breathing imbalances and slightly eliminate them thereby increasing my relaxation and overall social and environmental awareness. There is no greater gift than the power of knowledge shared and knowledge applied to one’s life that benefits one’s overall health and well being. I am very thankful for Vladimir Vasiliev’s sharing on how to become more adaptable and sharply aware of one’s movements through the power of proper Systema Breath Work.
Stephen Dietrich –
The applications of this work extend beyond multitasking itself. I found that by feeling how my mind struggled to keep awareness on multiple points of focus, I could also see how I subconsciously distract myself with excess mental activity. By bringing awareness to this lack of continuity, I found it easier to sense when I was even slightly distracted in other Systema and daily life circumstances. Often in class, we train to relax the body, and the psyche, particularly the emotions and tensions that arise in us. But when the work is as subtle as it was in this class, you find yourself working with the brain and nervous system directly. This allows us to located the source of tension itself- tension in the mind. And working to relax this, we can bring a sense of ease to all that we do.
Toni Karamanlidis –
Thoroughly enjoyed taking the class: Multitasking. I learned various ways to expand my awareness of what’s around me while doing multiple things at once. Very challenging at times but know that once practiced will be a skill that is crucial not just combatively, but in everyday life as well. Vladimir shows us how to multitask in a way that is natural to the body.
Aaron Dill –
This is one of my favorite solo training programs. The work is simple and yet deep. Moving, reading, manipulating weapons and other objects each in their correct use, all in sync with systema breathing. This is good work that will carry over to many facets of life.