Combat Yoga @ JBMFIT

Free seminar being held at10887386_1523939207865797_705738680366034637_oFebruary 21, 2015

9:45-10:45 AM

YogaShoot360Combat Yoga is an Integrative flow that combines the meditative arts of  the Martial Artist and the Yogi. It is a balance between movement and stillness.

While focusing on breath and body alignment you will learn to develop an awareness (A.B.S.S.) that will allow you to find your “stillness in motion and the motion in stillness.”  

Alignment of the Body
Balancing of the Breath
Strengthening of the Heart
Stabilization of the Mind

This creates a rooted foundation that eases everyday living and the continuation of life.

Classes are all levels. From Pro Athletes to house moms and even Grand Ma, each class can be tailored to the needs of the practitioner.

Less flexible = the more you will learn about your body while practicing.

More flexible = the more you will learn to engage the muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold you together.

Combat Yoga’s Focus;

Your muscles are like a chain that becomes weak when your body is out of alignment. When this happens you put unwanted stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons that hold the muscle to the bone.

  • Develop Core Stability. Within any physical practice it is important to have a stable core (abdomen and lower back) as this will protect you whether stretching or strengthening the muscles
  • Alignment Awareness. Alignment is the key to reducing the risk of injury. From your feet to your head you will learn how “Your” body feels in better alignment
  • Balanced Strength. Learn to connect the muscles like a chain so that the load is taken off the smaller muscles/joints, evenly distributing the load  throughout the muscles involved in the movement. This creates a feeling of solidity rather than the feeling of emptiness in the movements. Maneuvering on a sturdy bridge is easier than a loose rope.
  • Breathing. Learn to stabilize the breath while the body is active. This connection of breathing smoothly while the body is actively tense is the aim to achieve in balancing the body.

Come reconnect with the strength that lies within us all.

4 thoughts on “Combat Yoga @ JBMFIT

  1. I started practicing Combat Yoga a few months ago with Iron Gump at MPR Endurance, I have to admit i never thought yoga of any form was of any interest to me until I tried this class. I didn’t realize how important alignment, breathing and core strength were to overall strength and muscle function. Since practicing under Gump’s instruction my my awareness of my body position has improved drastically from how i sit at my desk at work to how i perform a squat while working out, I highly recommend trying Combat Yoga at Gump’s instruction, he’s very passionate about his practice and it shows!

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  2. I had taken many yoga classes before working with Iron Gump…and after one Combat Yoga class, no other classes are the same. He teaches from his heart and you feel that mind-body-breath connection that is so important in yoga. Working at your own pace, listening to your body, taking care of it, and using your breathing to control your moves and focus your thoughts are all techniques that Gump teaches and is very knowledgeable about. My strength, flexibility, and my ability to relax and de-stress have improved greatly since beginning a few months ago and have also helped me in my other fitness related activities. I promise that if you don’t already love yoga, you will definitely change your mind after working with Gump.

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  3. I have been training with Gump personally for over a year and a half and I can honesty say that what he has taught me has been some of the most beneficial information that I’ve learned. I went I into this knowing nothing about yoga or strength training and over the course of my time spent with him I have learned so much about the way your body functions as a whole and how to maintain this function on a daily basis. What I have learned through his training has helped me physically as much as it has mentally and i continue to use it on my own. I look forward to getting the opportunity to train with him again.

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