Nia is a fitness technique that promises to remove from the exercise routine an excess amount of boring repetition. In fact, Nia is able to furnish a different basic move weekly for an entire year. Those 52 basic moves have evolved from Nia’s 9 movement energies and its 13 movement principles.
Nia is a fitness technique that allows the transformation of a body from a sick or ailing structure into a powerful force. That is because Nia includes use of tai-chi, a recognized approach to martial arts training. Nia encourages the use of slow but effective body movements.
In addition, Nia provides a way for the exerciser to feel relaxed. That is due to the fact that Nia techniques include yoga. The yoga techniques promote a greater amount of relaxation on the part of the person practicing the Nia movements.
Above all, Nia is fun. Nia can lift one’s spirits. That is because Nia includes use of dance. Dance movements supplement the manner by which exercise renews the body. The Nia fitness technique calls for combining dance with both yoga and tai-chi.
Still the reader should not assume that a dancer who also does yoga and tai-chi understands the full ramifications of Nia. The person who practices Nia can appreciate the way in which each body part contributes to its function. Such a person will then exercise bones and muscles in a manner that serves to develop balance, control and flexibility.
The value of Nia comes across most clearly when someone watches closely an infant of 6 to 8 months. That small child is obviously learning the abilities of his or her hands and feet. That child is discovering, for example, that one must balance on two feet, in order to remain standing. At first, the infant must rely on support from one or both hands. Eventually, the infant learns to stand without such support. Then the infant begins to walk while pushing an object.
All of those developmental steps carry a child closer to the goal of walking without support. If a child did not practice each of those steps, that child would encounter problems with learning to walk. That then illustrates why it is important to practice the Nia fitness techniques.
No doubt the value of Nia will gradually become more evident to society. Its value might even take-on new meaning within the community of health professionals. With so many other health alternatives earning a nod of recognition from health experts, it seems logical to expect a future nod in the direction of a program that styles itself as a revolutionary fitness technique.
Perhaps Nia, like yoga, may one day be seen as an important way to restore balance, control and flexibility to women who have had to undergo surgery for breast cancer.