Archive for April, 2008

Being Breathed Or Barely Breathing?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

One of my students, Rick, wrote this excellent piece which I thought you should read. Rick speaks to a question I frequently receive from audiences, regardless of the country I'm speaking in: "how do we breath for optimal performance and health?" My answer is always this: Are you Being Breathed or Barely ...

Russian Epic Meets American Success Story

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

At the beginning of the 1990s, I was the "black sheep" of the American SOMBO community, branded "heretic" because I dared to question on simple slogan, "American SOMBO: Russian Self-Defense with American Ingenuity." That was the call-sign of the American SOMBO national governing body, for which I served as US Coach and ...

“Madonna Demonstrating Prasara Yoga!”

Monday, April 28th, 2008

This just posted by one of my students, "Madonna Demonstrating Prasara Yoga!" Check out Madonna busting out the Prasara Yoga Twisting Tripod into Leg Thread. Her choreography takes her into a pigeon pose, instead of a seated spinal twist, but gorgeous body-flow nonetheless! The movement starts at 3:20 seconds into ...

“Prasara: An Integral Yoga for a Postmodern World”

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

An amazing student of mine, named Philip, published this incredible review of my book Prasara Yoga: Flow Beyond Thought. I wanted to comment on how thankful I am for his effort invested in it! Prasara Yoga - An Integral Yoga for a Postmodern World "Editor’s Note – What follows are my personal ...

“80 Minutes / Week Optimizes Wellness”

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Dr. Beth Cholette of Metapsychology Online officially reviews my best-selling DVD, Ageless Mobility, with one of the most exhaustive reviews to date! Review - Ageless Mobility: Pain-Free Wellness For Longevity DVD with Scott Sonnon by Nikolay Travkin (Director) RMAX.tv Productions, 2007 Review by Beth T. Cholette, Ph.D. Apr 8th 2008 (Volume 12, Issue 15) "Upon first look, ...

Clubbells: “The Next Fitness Craze”

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Some of you know my very tight connection to Old-School Hard-Core Yoga... the way real yogis rocked it in the era that Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras in 200B.C. by using athletic movement in their yoga (Prasara yoga), and combined with weighted stone rings, climbing ropes and poles, log lifting ...

4 Minute Miracle to Pain-Free, Fluid Arms!!!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Recently, I wrote about the effective sequencing of joint mobility and dynamic flexibility, why the two are not interchangeable and why they are often confused as synonymous. Read my FREE program here Sequencing Dynamic Flexibility and Joint Mobility. When you study dynamic flexibility warm-ups, however, even at an Olympic level, there ...

“Never Fear Falling Again!”

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This was written by one of my students, a pioneer in the art of parkour. "It is the little fears that quietly steal our lives. The grand concerns – death, loss, the meaning of existence… these things, by and large, we can and do ignore for most of our days. Philosophers ...

Top 5 Best Mobility Drill for Kettlebell Lifters: #1

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Now, if you've followed this 5-piece installment series, you'll notice that my recommendations are based upon proper tools. I've used nearly all of the kettlebell options on the market. Only Fedorenko brand has been perfectly designed for kettlebell lifting. My suggestions only apply to Fedorenko brand kettlebells. Other manufacturing designs (overly ...

Catering to the Prima Donna

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

As a professional sports psychology coach, I work with clients from the amateur to Olympic and professional levels. And because of my speaking schedule around the world, I devote much of my time to training coaches to do so in my stead. One organization recently wrote me with help for their ...