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Systema Health For Parkinson’s Disease

Recently there has been alot of excitement regarding the use of three dimensional exercise to help retard or alleviate the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.   And there should be.   While the newest addition to the arsenal is Rock Steady Boxing, at Piedmontpmr.com we have promoted other exercise programs including Systema Health  and Brain Highways for sometime now.   In each instance exercises intended to challenge you three dimensionally are employed.   In Rock Steady Boxing there is more emphasis on balance and punching, with Brain Highways the focus is on enabling full development through childhood brain stem reflexes so as to free the cortex (your brain) from having to struggle to do something it was never intended to do, and in Systema, a Russian Martial Art, the focus is on personal protection, reducing tension, and helping you to discover freedom.    Irrespective of which avenue you take any three dimensional exercise program that trains your mind to let the body do its work, and at the same time trains the body to be more comfortable with the work it does, is bound to bring great results.  Learn more about Systema Health and Brain Highways at piedmontpmr.com.

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Systema to Reduce Tension

Systema , a Russian form of martial art, is a philosophy of life focused upon reducing tension in all aspects of your life. It is not directly obvious that any martial art would have application to medicine, but in this case it does. The number of medical conditions that would be improved upon if there was less tension in someone’s life is too numerous to count. And who wouldn’t want less tension in their life or agree that having less tension would improve quality of life?

According to Systema a key element in tension reduction is breathing. Not just breathing per say but with Systema there is a different focus on the quality, timing, and intent of breathing. This is different than Yoga, Pilates, or other disciplines that focus on breathing. In through the nose (to increase oxygen more quickly to the brain) and out through the mouth (to facilitate restoration in the rest of your body). At least as important is movement, which is initiated by proper breathing technique. In fact it is the act of breathing that initiates quality of movement as opposed to the more common perception that people breathe more heavily after movement.

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