This weekend I enrolled in an Introduction to Shadow Yoga class. This practice was developed by a fellow, Remeter, who was a martial artist and who studied under Iyengar as a senior teacher. To heal from what he suspected was an “unbalanced” practice, he went on a ten year retreat to the South of India. There he watched the acrobatics of Indian martial artists and dancers. He developed “preludes” which involve “churning” of the joints.
So far a lot of what we did the first day is what I generally teach in my classes. I have the movement without the concepts behind them. But I’m not buying into the mysticism. These days, “karma points” sound cool, but I need scientific language to motivate me.
So what’s a girl to do?
Shall I put together my Falling with Grace class and start teaching? Why not?