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Indian Balance
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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
What is Indian Balance?
  DTB Turnfest Which contents are taught within the Indian Balance education?
Who can practice Indian Balance? Is it necessary to have any previous knowledge in order to practice Indian Balance?
Can pregnant women also practice Indian Balance?
What is so special about IB?
How can I become an IB instructor?
How can I obtain IB for my studio or health and fitness center?
What kind of further offers are there in connection with IB?
What is the meaning of the Indian Balance symbol?

 
 
What is Indian Balance?

The Indian Balance training education puts emphasis on the innovative combination of modern training education and the Native Indian knowledge about the flow of physical energy.

Master coach Christian de May is its founder; the cultural heritage of his ancestors served him as a source of inspiration. In 1912, his great-grandfather founded the first Native Indian school & mission in Chile. The Native Indians’ awareness for small things and their talent to find rest within themselves as well as their distinctive consciousness of their own body do fascinate Christian de May ever since.

Christian de May transferred this philosophy into motion and created a combination by implementing the IB program in order to gain pure energy within short time.

IB’s secret to success is the constant change between flowing movements, muscle contraction and thoughtful breathing.

In this way, endurance, concentration, mobility and coordination are approved and every part of the body is mobilized. Also, belly, legs and bottom are carefully trained within the Indian Balance module.

 
 
Which contents are taught within the Indian Balance education?

The unique training concept combines traditional knowledge of the Native Indians with modern kinematics. Goal of the individual modules is to establish the link to natural physical feeling. In further educations, the typical motion sequences, their techniques and breathing are taught in combination with Native Indian music. The participant is trained in his personal motion experience and gains background knowledge of the traditional roots of Indian Balance.

 
  Indian Balance in der NaturWho can practice Indian Balance?

Indian Balance can be practiced by women and men of all age groups that want to actively shape their life. Indian Balance is suitable for all humans, not only for fitness professionals but also for beginners, seniors, diabetics, obese and pregnant women (including degeneration of pregnancy). The program can easily and individually be adapted to the trainee’s physical condition. As the Indian Balance training does provide for alterations of all exercises the beginner easily finds access to natural movement. Also, the advanced finds his challenge within the exercise’s higher degree of difficulty – from flowing combinations of the motion sequences to balancing elements in order to centralize his body.

 
 
Is it necessary to have any previous knowledge in order to practice Indian Balance?

No, every beginner gets familiar very quickly with the 18 basic exercises of the 3 levels concentration, mobilization and deep relaxation. Throughout the further training, these 18 basic exercises are important and helpful in order to meet the higher demands of the Indian Balance movements.

 
 
Can pregnant women also practice Indian Balance?

Through IB, women reach a healthy body balance and good physical feeling during their pregnancy. It has a stress-relieving impact on mother and baby. The combination of motions and the Indian Balance musical sounds do not only cause a well feeling for the mother, but also for the unborn. The workout is developed smoothly and specifically for the whole body; the baby is not exposed to any ungentle shocks – at the same time the whole body is being trained. Effect --> additional oxygen supply for mother and baby.

 
 
What is so special about IB?

1
.The native abdominal breathing technique (Kahuna Tradition) by mouth.
Hands are brought to a triangle position into the Tipi and led to the sky, exhaling through the mouth. Afterwards, hands are brought in a triangle to the center of the body (hands are still pointing up in a triangle), inhaling. Here, the triangle is being turned, tip pointing towards the earth; arms led to the earth, exhaling. From this position, arms, still in a triangle, tip pointing downwards, are being brought to the center of the body, inhaling. From the center of the body, hands are turned (in a triangle, tip pointing upwards). Arms are being brought up along with the breathing technique, then, as described, brought back to the center of the body – inhaling – exhaling when moving towards the earth, from the ground up to the center of the body: inhaling. Recommendation: 10 to 12 complete repetitions of the IB breathing technique.Awenasa

Background of the IB breathing technique: it derives from the Native Indian traditions and is deeply sealed within the IB breathing by the Kahunas (Huna technique). They apply their techniques throughout the three motion and awareness levels and supply themselves with energy. When exhaling using this technique, one connects to the sky (Mahpee), taking back the energy by inhaling. When exhaling, one connects to the earth (Tuwa), taking back the tranquility of mother earth into the body by inhaling.
One always moves, breathes, thinks and leads within the never-ending cycle without beginning and end in the great continuity of all Native Indian traditions under the sign of the Wakan Tanka > meaning the Native Indian Medicine Wheel. Represented by a round circle showing the four cardinal directions north, south, east, west. In the middle, you can see a big symbolic shape of the letter "S" the line of infinity connecting all poles and cardinal directions.
This deep tradition and connecting technique resembles the heart of INDIAN BALANCE and is transferred into each exercise.


2. Native Indian tradition!
All IB motions and exercises derive from the Pow Wows (celebrations of the American Indians), the sun dance, rain dance and Shamanic cultures and are adjusted to our Western constitutions. Within these festivities there is dancing, moving, singing and drumming and every single power image is celebrated e. g. the wolf (Tala) or Lulu (rabbit).
The flowing Native Indian body & mind workout INDIAN BALANCE protectively applies this to our body using the modern active kinematics. IB characteristic > Having melded the Native Indian Tradition with modern kinematics! During the IB workout, there is no dancing, singing and drumming like in the Pow Wows. However, the shown dances of the Pow Wows as well as the Native Indian power images are harmonically and powerfully transferred to our body using flowing movements without interruption; deep impact on back, belly, legs and bottom!


3.Native sound world!
Own Native Indian music for Indian Balance, which is produced together with the Native Americans and the highland Indians of South America. The music is adjusted to all Indian Balance exercises and motion images.
Every single exercise from the heart of Indian Balance – e. g. Kimama or Miakoda – has its own beat and rhythm that are easily recognizable by the user and, at the same time, let enjoy and feel the harmony of the sounds during the exercise.
Since we are not able to quickly fly over to visit the Native Indians of North and South America or Hawaii, we, in this way, experience a flowing appreciation of native techniques and rituals (e. g. rain and sun dance) – in the sector body-mind-soul – here in our climes. That was the main task of Indian Balance: to open up the pleasure and deep impact of the native techniques and shamanic cultures in a comprehensible way – and most of all for all age groups! Within IB, all age groups are integrated – just like within the Native Indian festivities and the Native Indians’ harmony with nature and fauna which is reflected by the awareness of people and their own body.
Due to this reason, the music is an important basic instrument of the Native Indians and within the Indian Balance program. Fantasy is inspired in an easy way and – at the same time – the entire body is supplied with pure energy! Let it be the dancing or the IB moving energy and practices brought in line with our body.
Here, the Native Indian art is as follows: the body is moved extremely elegant and centered and, at the same time, the soul being balanced out to a peaceful rest.
> Native Indian counterpoise!

 
 
How can I become an IB instructor?

You will always find the next seminar date on our webpage.

Information: www.ib-akademie.de
 
 
 
How can I obtain IB for my Studio or health and fitness center?

The requirement is to qualify for the Indian Balance Instructor (modules 1 and 2). We are pleased to help you with the realization through our Indian Balance Academy.
Information: info@ib-akademie.de

 
 
What kind of further offers are there in connection with IB?

You are able to book workshops as a personal coaching or in groups (company fitness). These are held by the founder and master coach Christian de May within Wellness Retreats throughout Europe.

During these days IB trainings are held: implementing the individual paths motion-concentration-breathing technique, outdoor and indoor, Native Indian massage and native relaxation and awareness techniques.

Contact: info@ib-akademie.de
 
 
 
What is the meaning of the Indian Balance symbol?

Awenasa (my home) = explanation of the symbolism of the 2 IB triangles (rhombus)
(triangle signs in the middle between the Indian Balance logo).

The triangle hand position is a special characteristic which is reflected in all Indian Balance exercises. The three lines of the triangle mean: I. body, II. Mind and III. Soul. .
The triangle symbol is the same as a Native Indian tipi which, in turn, is called AWENASA in the Native Indian language – meaning my home!