The BodyTalk Center of OK and 3rd Street Yoga

proudly offer Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training!

What is Resistance Flexibility & Strength Training?

The RFST System is a program of 16 powerful stretching exercises for each level of practice — beginner, intermediate, assisted, and advanced. Sixteen different types of stretches, each one uniquely defined by bone rotational interrelationships and specific muscle groups. Each type of stretch provides the best leverage to stretch individual or synergistic groups of muscles. Each type of stretch also creates concomitant and predictable physiological and psychological improvements in a person. This system embodies a balanced approach to physical and mental fitness. It is a predictable, noninvasive, preventative health program with resulting gains in physical strength and functioning, psychological fitness, and spiritual and emotional development.

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RFST uses eccentric movement to change your muscle and fascia tissues.

In traditional flexibility training where resistance is not utilized when stretching muscles, accumulation of dense fascia and scar tissue and joint instability occurs. RFST removes common biomechanical substitutions and asymmetries that are the root cause of most injuries because RFST removes the accumulated dense fascia and scar tissue while increasing the strength of the target muscles.

Range of motion (ROM) is not a measure of flexibility. True flexibility can only be measured by contracting the target muscle maximally while elongating that muscle until it cannot continue to maximally contract. The point where the muscle can no longer maximally contract reveals the true flexibility length of the muscle, and not the ROM. The highest correlating factor in athletic performance is true flexibility, and not strength nor aerobic capacity as is commonly assumed.

RFST is a system of flexibility exercises including 8 lower and 8 upper body kinematic and kinetic patterns — 16 types of RFST exercises. This system is based on the concept of balancing muscle groups. Both Resistance Flexibility Training (RFT) and Resistance Strength Training (RST) exercises are performed in RFST. RFST is a completely customizable program, original in design, and backed by extensive past and current research.

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Guided Self-Stretching Flow Workshop

What You Learn in the Guided Workshop

The workshop teaches the underlying information and exercises, as well as introduces the vocabulary of the technique.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), energy flows from one meridian muscle pathway to the next in a very specific order. In TCM this order is called the ‘Energy Cycle’. This order is determined by the depth of the muscles in the body and begins with the muscles associated with the Gall Bladder, with the next always being its balancing muscle group, in this case Liver, and then on through all the rest. The cycle always includes two lower body, then two upper body meridian muscle groups, and then repeats two more of each. Ultimately all 16 have been completed.

When you Resistance Flexibility train, the Energy Flow Series takes you through all sixteen muscle groups in a specific order. This order brings energy from one meridian muscle group and its associated organ to the next.

Workshop participants will be guided through beginner, intermediate, and advanced energy flow series.

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Session Attire

Please. wear whatever is most comfortable for you to move around and stretch in. Jeans or other movement restricting clothes are not recommended. Sweats, spandex, shorts, and other similar types of clothing will be most comfortable. Socks are appropriate but not required.

Supplies

While we have a supply stretching mats, towels, drinking water, and other equipment, please feel free to bring your own yoga mats, towel, and water bottle.

Location

3rd Street Yoga

106 W. 3rd Street
Edmond, Oklahoma

405.330.2211

Dates

July 27-29, 2018

Choose from

4-Hr Workshops

90-Min Energy Flow

(Please note: Private sessions are virtually sold out. There are 3-5 private session times that we are holding in reserve for workshop participants only.)

Resistance Flexibility Class

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3 Resistance Flexibility Exercises

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Benefits of Being Flexible

RESISTANCE FLEXIBILITY offers immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility; takes the pain out of stretching and protects you from injuring yourself by over-stretching.

Physical Benefits from Stretching

Astounding physical and physiological changes result from developing greater flexibility. Specific stretches create predictable improvements.

You’ll experience more fluidity in your movements. Suddenly you’ll be sitting up straighter, lighter, walking taller, becoming more youthful and child-like in your movements. Your power, strength and endurance will skyrocket. Chronic pain will magically disappear. Your diet will improve, future injuries won’t have a chance, and your general health will be enhanced. You’ll feel stronger, more resilient, and vigorous. You’ll be mystified by your emerging physical prowess.

Spiritual Benefits from Stretching

Unbelievable spiritual changes result from developing greater flexibility.

Becoming more flexible connects you with positive life changes while it disconnects you from objectionable parts of your life. Changes in awareness and modifications in perspective become daily occurrences. The wonderful connection between your body and your life can be directly experienced from stretching. You will find yourself being more ethical and principled, showing greater integrity, and enjoying doing the things that are good for you. You will begin to live more and suffer less . . . experience everything about energy and spirit . . . living timelessly.

Emotional Benefits from Stretching

Exciting emotional changes result from developing greater flexibility.

Dismantling the emotional armor we wrap about ourselves is a principle benefit of flexibility. You’ll find yourself maturing emotionally—becoming more intimate, more attached, more sensitively engaged in other people’s lives.

All sorts of things will begin to look and work better—your self-image, your confidence, and your appearance. The things you really like and need will suddenly be made clear to you. You’ll free yourself from the traumas of the past, and learn how not to repeat the same mistakes. Despondency and anxiety will loosen their grip, and in their place will emerge a burgeoning and intensely exciting and fulfilling creativity and passion.

Psychological Benefits from Stretching

Cathartic psychological changes result from developing greater flexibility.

Stretching allows you to experience highly desirable personality or behavioral traits that quickly become integrated into your personality. It makes you more psychologically “fit”—better at decision-making, self-expressive, more trusting, etc. You’ll think with greater clarity, become more focused and articulate, and have a perspective that is forward-looking and future-minded.

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Testimonials

“As a naturopath and energy medicine practitioner, I’m always looking for what can support the body physically while we are working on the underlying energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues that affect health. By far, Bob Cooley’s Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training is the best I’ve seen at achieving long lasting results from multitudes of issues. In fact, this work is so important, that we are adding RFST to our energy medicine practice and encouraging our clients to implement it into their healing journey. It is through living in a physical body, that allows us to pursue and attain spiritual growth. I find that RFST truly helps one find a new way of being. By grounding ourselves in our bodies, we can achieve our goals in energy, mind, will, emotions, and spirit.”

Kathryn Springman, BCND, BodyTalk Center of OK, Founder of Sacred Space Healing Modality

“I am a yoga teacher…not my day job…as well a dedicated cyclist. I cannot ‘stretch’ without resistance. If I stretch without properly applying resistance, I can feel improper tension, and rather than stretching the muscle, it pulls on the attachment… the joint! I no longer do or teach a traditional forward bend….with all the ‘sitting’ going on in our society a traditional yoga forward bend can create pain, improper movement based on tension, and perhaps cause injury.”

“I loved how light I felt afterwards, how all the stretches were so intricate when working on my muscles and how it melted away some of the fascia in my body. The concepts are pretty easy to understand and apply, all the while being in-depth and interesting! I feel such a difference in my body now! After applying the stretches into my daily routine, I noticed an incredible difference in my athletic performance, stamina, health, and posture. Incredible!”

Can’t thank you enough Jay! Some of my guys called me in for work this afternoon. I was a totally different guy out there. They noticed immediately how much better I was moving. Dropped your name to everyone I talked to. Thanks again!

Kevin S.

Jay Lyons is the very best at his work. He is cutting edge, kind and professional. Please seek him out if you need help with fitness, recovery and just good plain health advice!

Donna DeVarona, President, Damar Productions

Jay is a miracle worker! After my first session, I felt stronger, more flexible and empowered to stretch on my own. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from Jay’s knowledge

Suzie B, New Business Development, Orca Communications, Austin, TX

When I initially met Jay, I was amazed and baffled by how much he was able to teach me about my body. Particularly astonishing was his ability to identify what was causing pain by only observing how you walked. For nearly 6 months I worked withJay learning how to heal and maintain my body, allowing me to advance myself as a professional entertainer and stunt man for movies. What Jay offers goes beyond a personal trainer, physical therapist and a life coach all combined. Only hire him if you are ready to expect results.

Josh Vinyard, Entertainment Specialist, Austin, TX

Jay is very helpful in solving my physical therapy/stretching needs. He truly knows how to find and solve issues never before identified by other health care providers. He comes with the highest recommendation I can give. He will only help you solve your aches and pains and teach you how to self stretch and find other tools to keep on track.

Carl Bonn, Owner, Hill Country Retirement Planning, Dripping Springs, TX

Resistance Flexibility 1.0

We highly recommend purchasing this book and bringing it to class.

Resistance Flexibility 1.0 Becoming flexible in all ways…

A drunk driver struck Bob Cooley and his friend Pam as pedestrians in 1976. Pam did not survive and Bob forgave the driver and himself. With the enormous help from other people, Bob turned that tragedy into discovering and continuously developing Resistance FlexibilityTM, and created the body-mind theory of the 16 Geniuses Sixteen Genetic Personality TypesTM.

In his attempt to rehabilitate himself, Bob discovered how all animals naturally stretch – they contract and resist while stretching. He calls this Resistance Flexibility and developed 16 different types of stretches for the whole body. Naturally allowing your body to tense and resist when you stretch dramatically upgrades all your myofascia tissues, as the fascia is restored towards its optimal health. In the process of spending extreme numbers of days even months in each type of stretch, he then discovered that each of the sixteen types of stretches resulted in specific health benefits. The benefits surprisingly included not just physical and physiological, but also psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Therefore each type of stretch can be used by anyone to address her or his most pressing health concerns.

Resistance Flexibility helps to transform trauma into gifts. Everyone experiences being unsnagged by her or his traumas and lifted into high personality traits, good looks, and spiritual growth. Resistance Flexibility is one of the best forms of preventative health care, and the future of rehabilitative and regenerative therapies. Healing requires a community of people and not something people can do by themselves.