Warrior Wellness: Six Degrees of Freedom (3 programs: Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced)
The Warrior Wellness Zdorovye Health System is a natural movement education system, or a type of somatic engineering. Movement Education in Zdorovye is more than working to increase range of motion (flexibility) and strength. The goals of Zdorovye are to integrate/coordinate breathing, movement and structural alignment, as well as increase the pliability, coordination and strength of any individual. These goals are accomplished in a gradual fashion using an errorless learning module of training working gradually from recovery to coordination to refinement in all aspects of health, fitness and awareness. This process is also followed with each exercise – first recovering the necessary pliability, coordination and strength, and then coordinating and refining those aspects. The exercises in Zdorovye are designed to enhance the efficiency of every movement by causing the individual to move in three dimensions simultaneously as well as understanding the use of the center of gravity (of the entire body as well as each individual segment) as a mobility tool.
How is it structured?
The Warrior Wellness Zdorovye Health System is broken down into three levels: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.
The Novice level seeks to fully integrate Dvizheniye (movement), Polozheniye (structural alignment) and Dykhaniye (breathing). The main focus of this level is to recover our natural child-like pliability (flexibility) as well as restore our natural coordination (awareness) and strength (stamina).
The Intermediate level seeks to fully develop the coordination aspect of the exercises. In order to gain any development from the intermediate exercises one must have FULLY integrated his/her breathing, alignment and movement.
The Advanced level seeks to refine these fully coordinated and integrated exercises into truly efficient movements.
‘Recover – Coordinate – Refine’ is one of the overall principles for the Zdorovye Health System. It is applied to the entire system (Novice – Intermediate – Advanced) as well as to each individual exercise. It is a gradual process that, when followed through to the end has a more profound effect on the individual than something that is gained instantly.
Whether you are an Olympic athlete or a senior citizen, Zdorovye can help improve your performance and health.
The following is a general list of the benefits that anyone can gain from the Zdorovye Health System:
Breathing exercises integrated with movement and alignment will increase the energy levels, and help you maintain and balance them throughout the day.
Movement exercises integrated with breathing and alignment will increase the range-of-motion of your joints – keeping them mobile, supple and strong.
Structural Alignment exercises integrated with breathing and movement will increase the power that is inherent in the structure of your body.
Specialized applications of breathing, alignment & movement will teach your body how to move efficiently (doing more with less).
If your keep your body energized, mobile and powerful you decrease the risk of injury. Through the specialized applications of breathing, alignment & movement the connective tissues around your joints become stronger and more pliable.
If you have never jumped out of an airplane you will most likely be terrified the first time you do so. The Zdorovye Health System teaches kinesthetic awareness – awareness of where your body is – which allows you to let go of the fear of such things as falling.
There are two reactions that we have towards stress – mental & physical. The physical reaction – tension – is something that we can easily reduce through specialized applications of movement, breathing & posture. Prices & Ordering
I gave this set to Big Tom ten years ago when he could barely walk to the door. He would literally have to turn his entire body to turn his head. Very few thought he would make it to see his 55th birthday and the people at church wanted to buy him an electric scooter for mobility.
I had a better idea, force Tom to begin his path to mobility through Warrior Wellness!
Within 6 months he could walk a mile. By the end of the year he won his church's over 50, 50 yard dash!
Scott Sonnon might come across as an odd character but he has been through a lot in life. He's in better shape at 20 than 10 and in better shape at 30 than 20. Now, he's in his 40's an in the best shape of his life. You know he's doing something right.
Warrior Wellness is different than Western thinking in that it does not focus on flexibility or muscle strength. It's all about range of motion and joint strength. Anyone, at any age can do this and you never have to advance past the beginner level.
Do this every day for the rest of your life and it will be the best move you ever made!