When you exercise, in particular exercises focused on building strength and muscle endurance such as in Persian Yoga, bones respond to challenges and increase their resistance to fracturing. The muscles around joints build up to protect critical parts of the body like hips, knees and ankles. Muscle groups get tougher and stronger, rather than withering away.
Zurkhaneh - Persian Yoga & Martial Arts Conditioning utilizes coordinated, simple, dynamic and fluid movements in the body's entire range of motion to strengthen and condition the body holistically i.e. targeting muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons etc, as it lays the foundation for lifelong strength and longevity of health.
I have always been struck by how the most powerful athletes in the Zurkhaneh arena are the more senior; above 40-50. Younger practitioners, who are often considered well-trained and fit, have a hard time keeping up with the 'old-timers' as they move their body gracefully to the beat of the drum while moving between beautiful, yet strenuous, asanas (postures).
And in these simple beautiful movements is the truth about what is really important in training; that consistency trumps intensity; all the time. That intensity is born from consistency. That one cannot force it, one has to lay in wait for it, patiently, instinctively, calmly and be ready to grab it when Grace lays it down in front of you.
To learn more about Zurkhaneh - Persian Yoga & Martial Arts Conditioning contact us for a free/donation based beginners workshop.