Natural gymnastics mix jiu-jitsu, yoga and movement of animals
Nature is wise and therefore a constant source of inspiration. Just watch the animals to see that they do not suffer from overwork, do not develop disorders by making more effort than is necessary, or by coveting a more beautiful body. Inspired by the body dynamics of animals, coupled with movements of jiu jitsu and yoga, is the birth of natural gymnastics, a new form of physical exercise. It suggests positions and simulations directly from the animal kingdom.
The practice is not yet as easy to find in the academies as its two lines of origin, but promises to relax and define in double dose. For natural physiotherapist Maria Cristina Schneider, natural gymnastics is a response to social demands.
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Just like pilates, dozens of yoga modalities , among others, who proposed a new rhythm for physical exercises, the activity is a great option for those who want to slow down without giving up the intensity. "The human body does not function in isolation, so in natural gymnastics, position, breathing, and thinking behave in the same intention," he says.
Unlike kung-fu, which also has animals in their movements, Natural gym class does not consist of imitation simply. The sequences are elaborated to use the animal kingdom as inspiration. The worm is looking for the flexibility that needs to be present in the arm movement, as well as in the toad of the legs. Jiu-jitsu is present in the movement of soil and muscle strength, yoga in breathing and concentration.
To start practicing you do not need to be familiar with either yoga or jiu-jitsu, or even with jiu-jitsu. animal Kingdom. The most important is detachment to have fun as movements that refer to childhood. The only necessary care is with spinal problems or injuries.
Álvaro Romano is the great idealizer and disseminator of the practice in Brazil. According to him, the movement is constant and an important aspect is to have in the body the weight itself to be supported. For this reason, it is especially used in training for fighters. By the very intensity of the practice, it is highly recommended for those who want to lose weight or get into shape, since one hour of class spends about 600 calories.
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