“Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.” ― Aldous Huxley, The Art of Seeing
Integrity in the Octagon: The Alignment Immersion for Mixed Martial Artists!
Flashback: You're watching Star Wars for the first time. Young Luke Skywalker, while being mentored by Master Yoga, feels The Force, yet he is still bound by illusion and finds it 'impossible' to recover his X-Wing Fighter from the Dagobah swamp using his mind. Yoga, frustrated by Luke's lack of vision realizes he must SHOW Luke it is possible. This opens many doors for Luke and Yoda's transmissions are then received for Luke to become the Jedi Knight he is destined to be.
Familiar Scenario: You've just executed 523 roundhouse, front, spinning back, ax, front side kicks combined; followed by 38 Hip Rolls to escape a deft head lock, 89 scissor sweeps and tapped-out from every rear naked choke. You crawled like a "Portal Lizard" breathed like the "Iceman" and ran in nature to get fresh air, expand your views and touch uneven energy-giving earth. Needless to say, you're worked out!
Despite 'stretching' warming up/warming down, your connective tissue holds the 'memory' of the tension and restriction within your body. Not just from today's workout, but from a lifetime of patterns including, though not excluding trauma. You feel it in your hips, your SITS bones, your lower back, your jaw, the clenching in your sleep, in how you digest food, in how you defecate, in how you copulate. You feel it when emotions want to come yet meet suppression and you feel it when your belt is on the line. How about freeing that tension up? How about learning to move your body with your elegant mind (like Luke eventually realizes….also think Neo in Matrix here) and using this freedom, skill set and fluidity to meet your next opponent? How about integrating the spiritual essence of warrior-ship into your martial arts practice?
During Integrity in the Octagon: Alignment Immersion for Mixed Martial Artists, your Alignment Immersion Team: Tuaca Kelly, Developer of The Alignment and Lucie van Leeuwen, Founder of Yoga2go, Align4Wellness will aid you with:
– Releasing stored tension and trauma from the body – Increasing range of movement – Experience your hips, psoas, spine anew – Using the 'newly freed space' to open your avenues of intuitive and multidimensional perception, awareness and more – Transmuting 'mental' telegraphing: the intention that alerts your opponent where you're going even before your body conveys it – Awakening and enhancing intuitive perception and awareness of your surroundings and body – Empower you with tools for recovery between bouts
Like marital arts, these skills permeate far beyond the mat: they make you more excellent everywhere you grow! While you are developing your skills as martial artists or MMA competitor, or dreaming of the day Dana White gives you a contract to the UFC, or competing against or training with your hero for a title card, develop a multidimensional grounded, focused, fluid, healthy, compassionate, intuitive you! ^i^