Prelude 1 Bala Krama (Stepping into Strength)
The first prelude to be cultivated begins the process of stabilising the breath. Through rhythmic repetition of simple vertical movements one can develop strength and flexibility in the muscular-skeletal structure and help focus the mind. Uddiyana Bandha is introduced.
Prerequisite: 6 months - 1 year of Intro to Shadow Yoga.
Prelude 2 Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam (Churning of the Shadow Warrior)
The second prelude builds on an understanding of Bala Krama. It breaks down restrictions in the hips and shoulders and improves circulation of breath, blood, lymph and life force. Simple seats and yoga asana are introduced.
1-2 years of Bala Krama Prelude Introduction.
Prelude 3 Karttikeya Mandala (Garland of Light)
For experienced students maintaining a regular practice, the third prelude frees the spine from the imposition of the limbs and increases the circulation and penetration of breath and life force through circular, spiral and swaying movements. The activity prepares for the practice of more complex seats and yoga-asana and for asana - angahara, inversions and Nṛtta Sādhanā.
2+ years of Intro to Bala Krama and Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam.