Today is a special day. It is the day of Mithra (Mehregan)!
Mithra, the Lord of the wide pastures, who has a thousand ears and ten thousand eyes (hears all, sees all) has often been depicted as a young man, the boy coming of age, who is slaying a bull.
In ancient times the slaying of the bull used to be a ritual coinciding with the autumn (in the northern hemisphere) festival of Mehregan, or the day of Mithra. This ritual, like many others, had both a religious/cultural significance as well as a practical aspect (meat).
It took a special kind of man to literally take the bull by the horn and slit it’s throat. Beyond being strong he had to espouse the virtues associated with Mithra.
The most general principle of training for longevity comes down to a short but sweet slogan: "Use it or lose it." The application of this idea involves looking at how the human body is designed. It's designed for action. Bones, joints and muscles need to be used, or over time, they will atrophy.
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.
To improve and increase joint mobility and stability, particularly in the shoulder girdle, it is very important to consider the following:
How to recover from rotator cuff injuries & injury proof your shoulders!
Shena (pushup-board) Benefits & Review
Split stance Persian push-ups & calisthenics on the Shena
3 ways of improving your Meel swinging!
Persian Meels vs Indian Clubs
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