There Is More Than One Way To Reduce Tension
There is more than one way to reduce tension.
Whether it be your approach to the treatment of pain, weakness, and numbness, or toward reducing total load, finding a healing path that works for you is what counts.
The four pillars
Systema is a Russian Martial Art that is based upon four principles: Breathing, Posture, Continuation of Motion, and Relaxation.
When the four pillars are studied it can become obvious that perfecting each of them one at a time can be difficult. And being able to master all four at once can take a life time of training. The good news is that people of all levels of of athletic ability can participate, and no matter what your limitations are, everyone can benefit from Systema.
In the end it doesn’t matter how you get there.
Any tool that works for you to increase awareness, improve response to an impending stress, to break the cycle of nervous system activation that leads to anxiety and panic, to reframe how harmless stressors are perceived, and to increase function while reducing tension in high-stress situations is well worth the time and effort.