Tāwhirimātea – Level 3 Advanced
TĀWHIRIMĀTEA is the Māori God of Winds and Storm.
TĀWHIRIMĀTEA Level 3 ADVANCED – Māori Movement is Hau Awhiowhio (Whirl Wind), focusing on High Intensity Intervals (a form for short sharp bursts to increase your cardio vascular levels)
In Level 3 Advanced we focus on the high intensity with a movement called Hau Toru meaning the clashing of winds from 3 directions.
Challenge – Te Uira (Lightning) for 2 min
We combine movements from all 3 levels in this challenge. Te Uira is a strength and conditioning movement for the full body, its unique way of moving derives from a martial movement called a kick sit and we have likened this form of exercise to the realm of Tāwhirimatea, his realm is joined by other Atua such as Te Uira – God of lightning, Whaitiri – God of thunder which are movements we have adopted according to the realm of Tāwhirimatea. This functional movement will increase your heart rate as well as a full body endurance work out.
The Challenge for you is to get as many reps as possible in the required amount of time for each level which will benefit your cardio vascular and over all fitness and wellbeing.
It is important to include Tāwhirimatea in your weekly schedule to allow your body to get the required amount of cardio vascular required per week.
Te Reo Māori – Māori Language
hau = wind
toru = three
uira = lightening