What is Absolute Fitness?
Infinite metabolic power that can match infinite metabolic capacity
What is Infinite Metabolic Power?
Ability to deliver oxygen to every cell 24/7 irrespective of demand in consumption
What is Infinite Metabolic Capacity?
Ability of infinite catabolism and anabolism
What is infinite catabolism?
Ability to produce ATP by efficient conversion of macro nutrients
What is infinite anabolism?
Ability to convert ATP in to infinite energy used for cell contraction and Protein Synthesis
What is the way to convert ATP in to infinite energy?
An engineered muscle or cell with highest mitochondria. Phosphoryl oxidation of glucose metabolism and beta oxidation of try glycerides or fats called ketogenesis, for ketogenesis.
What is infinite Protein Synthesis?
Using ATP and nutrients for cell detox, repair, replication and growth resulting into healthy living and long living by increased telomere length and delaying untimely apoptosis and scenescence.
Yoga is for infinite metabolic capacity matching infinite metabolic power
Why not Gym resistance training?
The limitation is metabolic power and more anaerobic capacity. Limited aerobic capacity. The energy suitable for fight and flight mechanism. Limited ATP capacity, more consumption of calories or oxygen. Limited energy source.
Why not endurance or cardiac training?
One hour Endurance training: More metabolic power by increased VO2 Max by increased consumption of calories, oxygen and limited ability to burn fat, unless its marathon kind. Wear & tear is very high and limits ejection fraction hypertension related problems because of peripheral resistance or limited metabolic capacity. Contains equal anaerobic and aerobic capacity.
More than One hour endurance training:
Limitation is un-matching metabolic power to metabolic capacity, making heart and lungs weak and muscles emaciated like in marathon runners, who suffer from low blood pressure and Lung’s problems. More aerobic very less anaerobic capacity.
Does weight or resistance training as practiced in Gyms and endurance, aerobic, cardiac training practiced by runners, sport, aerobic exercises and Zumba achieve Absolute Fitness?
No…they all result in more consumption of calories, oxygen and more maintenance of body. They can never achieve unlimited metabolic power matching unlimited metabolic capacity. Which means reducing consumption of calories and oxygen for increased ATP, or conservation of energy.
All Other exercises vs Yoga?
All other exercises increase consumption of calories and oxygen, causing metabolic imbalance. Yoga reduces consumption of calories and oxygen resulting in to conservation of energy.
How do other exercises increase consumption?
The more you move away from Body of Stability (BOS), more consumption of energy. More you move towards the center of Body Of Stability more conservation of energy. Or in other words Centre of Mass close to Center of gravity more conservation of energy. How efficiently or energy you spend to reach the center indicates the conservation or consumption. More you spend, less efficient and less you spend, more efficient.
How in Yoga, conservation of energy is achieved?
The objective of yoga is to realize the stage of ZERO consumption. A yogi consumes a glass of milk twice a day to sustain his life being active. A yogi entered into Sajiva Samadhi consumes ZERO. Entire yoga is based on working within the zone of BOS and towards the center of BOS called origin. Prayatna Shaitinya Ananta Samapattibyam. Effort is to be for effortless. Entire yoga is learnt to balance for stability. A system which is stable (Stiratvam) does not consume energy and thus sustains the system (sukham). A system that is balanced (samam) is always stable (stiram).
In Yoga infinite metabolic Power VS infinite metabolic Capacity can be achieved?
With least input of fuel, getting highest output of energy is possible, when a cell has more volume and filled with more Mitochondria. Higher the mitochondria and higher the nuclei, less is consumption, and more is energy (sattwik).
Eg : yoga is like, a car giving more milage and durability by using less fuel based on design of engine (conservation). Unlike a race car which consumes more and wear out is fast!
How in Yoga Infinite Metabolic Power achieved?
In classical Kurantaka Yoga Asana practice is divided in to kramas based on their purpose.
Srishti Krama (Aerobic/Cardiac/Endurance)
This when performed in zero resistance Tibetan and non-Tibetan salutations achieve the required VO2 max easily when combined with breathing technics and meditation practices to achieve zero resistance. The best way to know whether your heart has achieved the intended level of metabolic power is by RHR rest heart rate…The lower the best it is. Within eight weeks if properly practiced 40 to 50 RHR is achievable. The load and pace moving along axis of BOS is the most important factor.
Rakshana Krama (Resistance/Weight/Metabolic/Anabolic training)
The goal being Lean muscle with highest mitochondria, with increased cell volume with more nuclei, entire yoga sequence and asana is based on 2:4:4 concentric: eccentric: isometric contractions for building robust lean muscle with highest mitochondria. The purpose of involving all muscles is to increase capillary density and to build more number of cross bridges of myosin and actine for linear muscle growth. Rakshana karma is the way of designing the type of muscle required. All modern professions don’t involve body but brain. More number of neurons are fired more wiring of brain happens. For today brain users like software, CAs, lawyers, doctors etc..….what is needed is more coordination of neuro motors and sensory motors.., for that lean muscle is required. The objective of yoga is the mind with zero stress and sustained energy.
Shikshana Krama (alignment and balance)
Every posture and every sequence has to follow principles of keeping center of mass in line with center of gravity and moving along axis. Flexions and extensors of saggital plane, exterior and interior bends of frontal plane and axial rotations of transverse planes need to be understood. Thus muscle and working along its orientation plays major role in removing inflammation and conservation of energy. If understood all imbalances or stresses accumulated in the body can be removed and programmed for healthy regrowth. In Yoga its not important about performing a posture, but how it is performed by conservation of energy or using less energy for conversion of inertia in to acceleration is the criteria.
Every anabolic action or contraction is nothing but firing of Ca+ ions making cell acidic triggering mechanisms of anabolic for protein synthesis. It has to be followed by Relaxation of the cell or catabolism to generate enough ATP by firing K+ ions. The objective of yoga is to achieve ZERO resistance which is ATP generation mechanism. Any resistance is ATP consuming mechanism. Hence, in yoga the purpose of anabolic is for catabolic contraction is for relaxation. When every asana and sequence follows this…mind and body feels relaxed and experiences infinite energy whole day.
Therapeutics aspect of yoga is respecting the constitution of each individual (IDPT). Yoga is dynamic and adaptogenic …there is nothing that suits for all. Using Upa vinyasas (preparatory asanas) and upa karanas (props) like chair etc… helps in overcoming many muscle and skeletal related problems. The pace and sequencing of asanas help in addressing all modern inflammatory related diseases. It’s the difficult part of yoga, where highest understanding is required.
The classical Kurantaka practice belong to Gompas and Tibetan yoga systems that were learnt by late Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who learnt from Rama Manohara Brahmachary near Kailash. The expertise of his lifelong learnings are unlimited and Dr.Kumar not only met him in advanced stage of his life to learn , but also learnt from Gompas Tibetan traditions, even before he could learn from late Krishnamacharya. The modern ashtanga of Pattabhi joice, who was the student of Krishnamacharya represents Rakshana krama and BKS Iyengar who is student and brother in law of Krishnamacharya represent the shikshana krama of kurantaka style and Desikachar represents chikitsa krama or viniyoga style of kurantaka None of them represents all kramas of kurantaka style like their guru! Absolute fitness through yoga, which mean a good balanced approach of all styles of kurantaka vinyasa yoga.