In the past the warrior was a dignified human being. He was in every way himself a piece of art. His swordsmanship, his hand to hand combat skills or his strength conditioning gave him a certain discipline...gave him a certain flexible body, a strong yet flexible physique which you can see in animals of the forest. The warriors were something of the same. Their bodies were worth seeing. They took care of their bodies, they took care of their discipline, and just to be a warrior they needed a certain meditation. To be alert and to be constantly aware. Because any moment a small error and you are finished. They were moving on the razors edge, their balance was something to be seen.
But those warriors have disappeared. Now war is an ugly affair. Now war is pure destruction. It does not give any value to humanity. But the warrior for thousands of years has given dignity and honor to his body, to his mind, to his being. Because he has to be absolutely alert, no distracting thoughts can be allowed, he can not go into the past and he can not move into the future, he has to be anchored in the present.
It is because of this that Persian Yoga (Pahlavani) also became a method of teaching meditation, through Samaa (transcendental meditation to music) with the Meel, Shena and whirling, there is no need to learn meditation separately just practice Pahlavani and you will become a meditator.
The warrior in the past was a beautiful human being with a body as beautiful as wild animals, with agility and with great fluid grace.
It is these qualities that are the essence of Pahlavani and it is through these practices that countless warriors and Pahlavans of old achieved mastery of self. It is this mastery which is at the core of the Ancient Wisdom of Pahlavani and it is, and will always remain, the purpose of Pahlavani to forge Modern Warriors.