Posture.

Tadasana. The Mountain.

Posture is the most important musculoskeletal investment for at least these 5 reasons:

1. Optimal muscle recruitment

2. Maximum joint congruency

3. Efficiency in force transfer

4. Superior athletic performance

5. Injury prevention

Proper alignment optimizes function, distributing forces more evenly, thus reducing biological costs & increasing athletic performance.

Begin with the Mountain posture to get into your best alignment.

1. Active stance

2. Elongated spine

3. Lifted center

Strength Training & Yoga

Yoga asanas are complementary to strength in many ways: 1. They send mind, attention, energy within 2. Calibrate muscle balance 3. Create stability, mobility & cohesion (I call it “peace & ease” within musculoskeletal system

Channeling Prana

Back squat is one of the best strength developing exercises. Warrior 3 is an excellent posture to prep & unload the demand of the squat due to spinal elongation, gluteal activation via hip extension & stability in lower quarter & posture.

Kettlebell high pull/front squat/swings & Warriors

The warriors are fundamental & highly potent reinforcing postures, ideal for nourishing intentions. The kettlebell is a simple & versatile mode of resistance that will cultivate infinite kilos of power, strength & stability in the body, when used effectively. Efficient, simple & powerful combination.