Maia Callis began to form as a dancer at age six. From classical dance and street dance to low and contemporary flynights, she enjoyed each of these disciplines that were also the springboard for, as she says: "begin a long journey through the inside of my physical body, my anatomy and relationship with energy ". Of course on that long trip, Maia was not alone. He was nurtured by various body techniques that not only improved his performance at the time of dancing but also opened a new universe in relation to the knowledge and care of the body. Maia Callis in his study. Its method is based on the use of bars to support the weight of the body. (Fabián Laghi) Maia Callis studied and perfected in different methods like Fendelkrais, Eutonía, Conscious System for the Technique of the Movement of Fedora Aberastury. He also did meditation and breathing practice, elongation studies with biomechanical analysis, and even did seminars with super-star choreographers such as Mark Short (Michael Jackson choreographer) at Pine Apple Studios and City Acaddemy in London.

"It was twenty years of constant practice until in 2012 I began to teach 100% Elongation, a method of conscious elongation that I designed and in which I integrate the techniques I learned," says Callis and adds: "I have students who are 18 years old and others over 70 ; students who have never performed any type of physical activity and others who are highly competitive athletes. The practice of the 100% elongation method is just as useful for any of them, because it is applicable for each specific need. "

To prevent spinal injuries, a recommended exercise if you practice cycling , martial arts, basketball, golf and dance, among other disciplines. (Fabián Laghi)

For each sport its exercise

In her book, Maia Callis addresses different exercises for each part of the body. "The proposal of the method is to use the bones as a point of support and expand the muscle elongation to exert any kind of movement. The practice takes on greater value when it is applied regularly and everyday actions of life such as running a chair, writing on the computer or going to run, "he says.

The method relies on the use of bars to to support the weight of the body itself, and proposes a scheme of integrated, coordinated and fast exercises.

In addition to stretching the fibers that attach to the diaphragm to help relieve stress, the crushing of the lumbar vertebrae. (Fabián Laghi)

By practicing elongation 100% the muscle chains are coordinated with each other, and thus a complete elongation is generated. "By combining and coordinating the different muscle chains in the same movement, it saves time on the results, both in the application and in the recovery of the injuries," she adds.

She also mentions that her technique is ideal for the athletes and gives some examples:

In running practice

The exercises focus on: the hip joint, muscles of the pelvis and lower limbs with all their muscles , to generate control in the impact on the knees and muscular independence at the level of the hip.

Ailments to prevent: patellar tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, strain or fibrillar rupture, tendinitis aquilea, tibial periostitis. >

In soccer practice

The exercises focus on: the hip joint and muscles of the pelvis, to generate control and muscular independence at the level of the hip

An ideal exercise for those who practice from swimming and tennis to football and running. Also for those who lead a sedentary life. (Fabián Laghi)

In the practice of tennis

The exercises focus on: The shoulder girdle with all its muscles, as it enlarges the independence of the extremities,

Ailments that prevent: rotator cuff syndrome, scapular and perisculular muscle contractures, cervical contractures, tennis elbow, epitrocleitis; and at the wrist level: tendinitis and triangular fibrocartilage injuries

In golf practice

The exercises focus on: movement and stretching of the scapular girdle and limbs superior with all the muscles. Thus, not only does it increase the independence of the limbs but also adds power in the strokes and reinforces the muscles of the flexors of the fingers, those of the hand on the forearm and those of the forearm on the arm. p

Pain that prevents: hand and wrist tendonitis, fracture of the hook bone of the hand, carpal tunnel syndrome.

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