The name Shadow Yoga is derived from the 6th chapter of the ancient tantrik treatise - 'The Shiva-Svarodaya' (the birth of the breath of life revealed by the god Shiva). This chapter, entitled 'Yoga of the Shadow Man', deals with the intricate manifestations of the shadow and their significance both inside and outside the human organism. According to Hatha Yogic anatomy the body is composed of three discrete bodies and five sheaths, (coverings or shadows). The practice of Hatha Yoga has evolved with the purpose of dissolving these shadows.
The teaching of the Shadow School is based upon the ancient Hatha Yogic texts, which state that all fixed forms should be designed to develop the practice of freestyle. Freestyle is a necessary step in the cultivation of longevity and enlightenment.
Classes from September 2012:
Preludes: Mon 18.45pm - 20.45pm (practitioner lead) - knowledge of the Shadow Yoga preludes is required.
No drop-in. Please contact the below-named practitioners to see if this group would be suitable for you.
Self Practice: Thurs 07.00am - 08.30am (self practice) - contact Pat James tel - 07792744059
Balakrama: Thurs 18.30pm - 20.00pm (Paul Duncan) - contact firstname.lastname@example.org