Junan undo and kokyuho are the foundation of all taijutsu and thus it is important to practice them every day.” – SokeMany teachers of martial. JUNAN TAISO creates force, flexibility and health, even in high age. During the exercises one should observe, if and how they are interacting. Junan Taiso is a form of yoga used in Ninjustu to develop flexibility and coordination of the whole body and individual body parts. It utilizes dynamic flexibil.
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As anyone that has studied the yogic tradition can tell you, yoga itself is not simply a physical routine of adopting postures to improve elasticity although this is certainly part of it. The importance of flexibility to our art should not be underestimated, so good luck with your junan taiso. Hold the foot by the toes and bend them all forwards and backwards ten times.
If the body was viewed from the side it would be moving in a clockwise elliptical motion. Turn the toes individually or in pairs twenty times each, both clockwise, and counterclockwise. Through the practice of Yoga, one learns to master their breath as they hold yoga asanas yoga postures that send a conscious message of relaxation in the midst of tension and stress. Being flexible, limber, and relaxed are key components in building good taijutsu.
This helps condition us for locks, reversals, escapes juhan other such techniques. Breath slowly three times then return to the fully prone position. Move the eyes to the 4 directions and taisk circles. Once I have finished this, I am ready to go. From a iunan position, slowly begin to arc the back as you reach for the heels of your feet with juhan hands.
I finish with my torso and legs.
Junan Taiso Stretching Tips
With this said, I would now like to offer some advice for your own stretching routine. It utilizes dynamic flexibility principles that can be performed before and after training sessions for warming and calming the body. My Account Logout Wishlist. In ancient tales, there is a story about ninja who sowed hemp seeds, and leaped over it every day, even when it had grown to full length.
Holding them with the hands, try touching the chin to the toes.
These are the shomen kokyuho frontal breathingseiza sayu shinkokyu straight sitting, left and right breathingand the shinten shinkokyu extension deep breathing. The ankles and even the individual toes should be rotated regularly. It is important to realize that you will never have the opportunity to warm-up when faced with a crisis or violent encounter, and therefore should not come to rely on stretching before a period of training. A true stretching regimen should be done at a time when you can focus solely on the experience, giving each pose up to a minute or more of dedicated attention.
By no means are the following poses an absolute record of Junan Taiso, readers would benefit from more extensive research and practice. Sustain the whole body with two hands while forearms are vertical.
Rotate the shoulders forward and back ten times. With just the back of the head and shoulders on the floor, the hands remain ttaiso to the back. The back has a tendency to bow in the early stages, resist this by pushing forward on the pelvis as this straightens the back allowing the body to sink further. Rotate the fingers one by one ten times each, pulling them three times each.
Rise up, take a wider stand and bend the upper body to backward with straight arms.
Different jinan may have different breathing methods, so this is only a generalized recommendation. Then deepen the stretch very gradually. Baddha Konasana Butterfly Pose. They should, if possible, reach to the floor. Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation.
These exercises speed recovery time and overall agility by strengthening core muscles. Before addressing the stretching exercises let us briefly discuss kokyuho, or breathing exercises. Repeat the swing, this time however the head is moved on the contrary trying to reach the junah knee like a lizard.
I also use this walking time to try and feel the motion of my muscles and identify any places that might still be tight and need additional stretching. Sit in Seiza No Kamae and spread the knees and feet.
Also bend the toes forward and backward, so as maintain the flexibility of the foot. Again, you can experiment with what works best for you, keeping in mind the goal is to condition the body so that it is naturally flexible and does not need warming up before activity.
The point here is to arc away from the floor. Keeping the spine healthy is essential to being in good physical condition as well. When the movements are done without emphasis on breathing and relaxation they only serve the purpose of physical conditioning. August 20, at 6: However, in many yoga traditions, meditation and deep breathing is done after the stretching. These include the hips and legs, the spine, and the wrist and ankle joints.
Bending at the waist, touch the toes with the palms, the knees are straight. Moving the hands closer to the knees increases flexibility. You are commenting using your WordPress. Where does your greatest flexibility lie?
Morning is a good time to stretch as it helps you prepare for your day and get your circulation going. Without going into excessive detail, the key point to remember when stretching is to breathe fluidly, deeply and slowly. Many teachers of martial arts gloss over stretching and breathing techniques as part of their instruction program.