What is Persian Yoga
The world's longest running form of total strength and martial arts conditioning
Persian Yoga (Pahlavāni) is one of the most ancient forms of total strength conditioning and Circular Strength Training. Recognized by UNESCO as among the world's longest-running forms of such training.
Strong, invigorating, and challenging, Persian Yoga is the time tested & battlefield proven physical arts of ancient Persian warrior nobility and modern Iranian Olympic and World Champion wrestlers and martial artists.
Persian Yoga is a complete integrated form of exercise that uses tools, like the Shena (push-up boards), Meel (wooden mace clubs) and Sang (shields); to provide increased resistance and neurological input. It is a systematic, fluid and incredibly demanding, yet simple and approachable, practice.
Persian Yoga is equally suitable and adaptable for beginners, avid physical culturists and aging athletes alike.
It worked for the battlefield. It will work for anything.
Persian Yoga is registered with and recognised by Fitness Australia and Yoga Australia
What other's say
Persian Yoga is unlike anything I have ever done before.
With Persian Yoga in only 30 minutes we do cardio, stretching, core and strength training getting extremely fast results. Exercises with Meel and Shena address the areas of the mind that are responsible for the use of tools which makes them even more interesting and engaging, raising the joy and motivation we derive from the practice.
There is much breadth and depth to the practice...more holistic than I believed, working many fitness components... I'm sold!
As a psychotherapist with a specialisation in the somatic components of health and wellbeing, I was impressed to find many of the healing principles 'uncovered' by modern neuroscience already deeply embedded in Persian Yoga. This is an art I can truly commit to and happily work with in the long term. Its so much more sophisticated and engaging than modern gym routines!
Great functional exercises that combine strength, flexibility, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning into a multi discipline practice. The simple movements are easy on the joints but excel at building a solid foundation of core strength.
The focus for me is on strength movement, joint mobility, dynamic stretching and coordinated movement, which Pahlavani puts that together better than anything I’ve ever tried.
Physically it builds strength through all parts of your body, and improves agility, balance, coordination, and even rhythm. But it's more than physical...The practical results for me have been quick and clear.