“THE ART OF ACTIVE RELAXATION”
(or Gentle Boabom)
“In the beginning, there was movement.”
(Quote from the book: : The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani)
Name: Seamm-Jasani (se’am-m ‘ha-‘sa-ni [ipa]).
Pronunciation: [mp3-file-seamm-jasani] Click here for audio_semm jasani
Meaning: The perfection of gentleness.
Origin: Seamm-Jasani is a part of the physical teachings of the Mmulargan Boabom.
Description: Seamm-Jasani is an Art of active relaxation that is characterized by the use of slow and smooth coordinations in union with different breath techniques (or breath expansion: pranayama [sans.], dbugs ring du gtong ba/དབུགས་རིང་དུ་གཏོང་བ།[tib.]). It also works the active and passive meditation as systems of physical and mental revitalization, obtaining great achievements for the health. Its movements are graceful, simple and expressive.
Objectives: Seamm-Jasani basically aims to form or recover physical and mental balance. It develops the sense of space, stretching, the patience of the student and the perfection of the movement. Seamm-Jasani also wakes up the student’s energy without the necessity of strong exercise, but through the perception and conscience of the movement.
Health: This branch is also called the “Art of the Eternal Youth” because its practice helps the recuperation of injuries, to combat stress and to increase longevity. It has also shown itself to be an excellent complement for elder people or those recovering from illness or injuries.
Requirements to learn: Health compatible with soft exercise. It doesn’t require any previous knowledge.
Implements: There are no necessary accessories (no weights, etc).
Recommended Age: Since one learns to walk. Without limits of old age, as the health conditions allow soft exercise.
Reference Reading (Books): “The Secret Art of Seamm – Jasani” (Book-Course that develops the basis of this Art).
Seamm-Jasani fields or Techniques:
1-Seamm-Jasai techniques of nerve-muscle loosening up.
2-Seamm-Jasani breathing technique of the Great Circle.
3-Seamm-Jasani stretching: high, mid and low. Muscle lengthening.
4-Seamm-Jasani passive relaxation.
5-Seamm-Jasani methods to improve the eyesight and vision.
6-Seamm-Jasani self-massage and cervical, dorsal, and lumbar work.
7-Seamm-Jasani hands techniques. High, mid and low cycles.
8-Seamm-Jasani stepping techniques in cycles.
9-Seamm-Jasani feet techniques in cycles.
10-Seamm-Jasani Forms. Active relaxation and Meditation.
An excerpt: About the Breathing.
(from the book “The Secret Art of Seamm – Jasani“)
“The importance of breathing is obvious to us all. This technique attempts to enrich something that we normally do without putting any thought into it. What our Art teaches is that the body is in constant combustion, that the mind is a great bonfire. Giving more oxygen to the mind increases that combustion, and the breathing technique helps us with this. First, it increases lung capacity, which allows more oxygen into the lungs and thus into the blood, the rest of the body, and especially into the brain. With more oxygen the internal flame grows and the mind relaxes, becomes comfortable, positive, and open to any work or effort, be it mental or corporeal. At the same time, this breathing technique helps to cleanse all of the passageways in your body, cleaning the nasal passages and the throat as it also helps you, in a natural and indirect way, to quit smoking. You will feel, in just a few weeks of regular practice, that you do not need to smoke as much as you used to. Your cravings will reduce more and more until this habit disappears, without anxiety or problems.”
“THE ART OF INTERNAL DEFENSE”
(or Osseous Boabom)
“The Boabom art is and always will be aesthetically beautiful, fearsome as a defense,
and hold that mysterious attractiveness that goes beyond…”
(from the Students Memoirs)
Name: Boabom, specifically Osseous Boabom.
Pronunciation: ‘bōə-‘βom (ipa) – Click here for audio_boabom
Meaning: Defense or inner energy, osseous strength. The “osseous” reference points to the nature and character of this Boabom form as being like the bone: light, strong and flexible.
Origin: Osseous Boabom is part of the physical teachings of the Mmulargan Boabom.
Description: Osseous Boabom is a defense Art that studies and developes the shrewdness of the movements, the dexterity, the self-control, the breathing (and the sound) as ways of developing the physical and psychic energy. Boabom can be described as a dance casted in a fast, precise and extraordinary defense system, that form “waves” of energy (rlabs po che/རླབས་པོ་ཆེ།[tib.]). The movements are as part of a chain in which each new movement is linked to the previous, forming an infinite continuum of thousands of techniques: circular, straight, retracting, rising, etc.
A Boabom class makes the student sweat, but without excessively tiring her or him through the repetition of a single technique. Instead, the student becomes enthusiastic about the movements, excitedly progressing from one to the next. In each class the student learns new movements, producing a curiosity and desire to continue and progress.
Nevertheless, while it is an art that basically involves physical movement, its name also translates as “Internal Defense” (nang-srung/ནང་སྲུང།[tib.]) because it develops and intensifies the psychic energy of the student. As much as it has been said, in its form of aplication as defense (because there is no contact or friction between the students), or in its final goal (the mind balance), Boabom is distinguished strongly from what is known as martial arts. Because of this, Boabom is also known as: “The Non-Defense Art”.
Objectives: To meet and achieve self-confidence. To learn to be positive, strong and humble at the same time. In summary, Boabom increases and awakens the the energy or inner strengh in a direct way (prana[sans.], pr’a-Na/པྲ་ན་[tib.]).
Health: The general strengthening of health is evident in Boabom. This art is like a vitamin or a general revitalization that helps strengthen the student in all aspects.
Requirements to learn: Health that allows medium excercise. It doesn’t require any previous knowledge.
Implements: Boabom doesn’t use any implements, only the natural energy.
Recomended age: To begin, from 3 to 6 years, with a special teaching. For 65 or more years there is a lighter form of Boabom, depending on each person.
Books: “The Secret Art of Boabom”, which gives an introduction to these teachings.
a. Boabom main cycles for the Defense Art:
First, the mechanics of movement (Boabom technique).
Second, the spontaneity (reaction).
Third, the emanation (magnetism, self-confidence or mental strength).
b. Boabom techniques:
1-Boabom technique of the reaction nerve-muscle.
2-Boabom Breathing Technique of the Inner Power.
3-Deep stretching by cycles. Elongation.
4-Boabom technique for development of fast vision.
5-General strengthening: cervical, thoracic, abdominal, etc.
6-Boabom hand and foot techniques: straight, retractile, spiral, round, oval and angular.
7-Boabom step technique: high-medium-low, linear, circular, rotating, etc.
8-Boabom technique of the reaction Forms, taken and not-taken.
10-Application of open and free movement along the projection of the internal energy. This presents a unique and spontaneous dance in its classic way: lonely, open, multi-standard of the legendary Art of Boabom.
“THE ART OF THE ELEMENTS”
(Boabom with Elements)
“We can see Yaanbao as a ‘caged bonfire’,
or the continuous and dangerous burning produced by the wood located in a great siphon…
not only generates heat and an explosion of energy.”
(Quote from the book: The Secret Art of Boabom)
Pronunciation: ‘ya-an-bāo [ipa]Click here for audio_yaanbao
Meaning: Art of the Elements.
Origin: Yaanbao is a part of the physical teachings of the Mmulargan Boabom.
Description: Yaanbao is the study of inertia. Yaanbao is a branch of Boabom, an Art of exercise and defense that develops its movements through different elements (lag cha/ལག་ཆ།[tib]),which take shapes such as: medium, long and short staffs, swords, etc. Each element is studied in cycles, which allows the student to master them in order of complexity. Yaanbao also prepares the student with bare hands to face and balance her or his defense against another student using various elements.
Objectives: Yaanbao works in depth with the goals of Boabom (defense, strengthening, health and energy). It helps the student to perfect their movement, bringing strength and confidence to technique and gaining a new dexterity in the use of elements as a extension of the body.
Health: Yaanbao has shown itself to be an excellent system for balance recovery, to improve the body position and reflexes, and greatly helps the healing of hand and arm injuries (like tendinitis, fractures, etc.)
Requirement to learn: Health compatible with medium excercise.Completion of the first Boabom level (5 or 6 months) and then continuing simultaneous advance in Osseous Boabom and Yaanbao.
Implements: Toba (or medium stick, which is the first element that is taught).
Recommended Age: Can begin from 8 years of age.
Recomended Reading: None.
Yaanbao fields: Cycles: 8 Cycles or Elements.
First Cycle: “The Art of the Toba” or medium staff.
Second Cycle: “The Art of the Tobae” or long staff.
Advanced Cycles: After the mastering of the two first cycles, the student may continue on to double short staffs and a further series of elements, until she or he arrives at the short and long swords.
Gallery – Yaanbao Elements: