What would you guys recommend system-wise for physical exercise? Although as magicians & sorcerers alike we may be focused on mental and spiritual development, without a solid foundation in the physical world all our grand astral castles come tumbling down. Like it or not, our foundation in the physical world is this fleshly meat suit, and being in shape with healthy daily exercise can make a world of difference in the manifestation of our ritual work.
Now, I used to be in excellent physical shape through martial arts and simple free weight exercises, but sadly laziness and focusing on other pursuits have yielded some flab and lack of flexibility that needs to be banished back to the Abyss from when it came.
I’ve heard good things about yoga, but I’m a bit bewildered by the myriad number of different styles. There are also an incredible amount of diverse workout programs, from CrossFit to Isometrics to the Eastern styles like Qi Gong. I’m looking for a discipline that meshes well with magick; one that prepares the body to be a launching pad for the spiritual rocket of the soul.