“The art forms create positive vibration within the body and mind that gives the practitioners an increased sense of confidence and courage.” Please elaborate on the vibrations and how it enhances confidence in one’s personality.
Kalaripayattu and Silambam practice are high-energy workouts. There is a gradual sequencing of meipayattu and weapon training. When practicing, one has to be alert. The entire practice session is like meditation for a period of time. One has complete focus and attention for the entire duration of practice and very rarely the mind wanders. One has to be “ in the zone “ during practice. This creates the vibrations required for positive growth and when you practice in class, the energy of all the participants enhances the vibration. There is no conflict of thoughts and one is completely in sync with their body and mind.
These traditional forms though have a martial art aspect present, the purpose is in the evolution of life that has multiple characteristics, of which courage is a key component. Each subject of learning and practicing generates vibrations in the body, brain, and mind that advance life in totality. Kalaripayattu and Silambam induce vibrations that generate courage which also leads to confidence in the physical state of being.
What is the right age when one can begin with Kalaripayattu and Silambam training?
Children around 7 years of age can start learning Kalaripayattu and Silambam. This is a good age to comprehend what they are learning at their pace. In our experience, children are able to learn the movements faster than adults and their body generates energy from the core automatically. Introducing children to these forms is very good for their health and fitness.
Adults without age limits have taken interest in learning these forms for various reasons of health, fitness, and native forms. Since the body and mind become rigid to some extent, practicing these forms helps them to loosen up a bit and understand the concept of the core. The best way is to not compete with anyone but understand one’s own body and allow the energy in the body to flow.