The goal of the dance of shiva is to learn how to connect each position to every other position.
We connect positions using movements. Since there are 64 positions, there are 64x64 individual movements in all. (This includes the option where the arms do a zero move.)
By gradually learning all of the movements, we maximize possibility in the Dance of Shiva.
If we only know and practice one type of move, then what we have is a habit.
However, as we learn more and more moves, and can move freely from one position to any other position, we no longer have a habit, instead we have options. We can choose where we move to from each position.
Another way to think of movements is as patterns.
By practicing dance of shiva you may find that you notice your habitual patterns. If you notice them you can then work at changing them. You can work at breaking your habits, or if you like, you can look at giving yourself pattern options so that you can choose whether you smoke in reaction to stress or doing something completely different.
(Maybe you do Dance of Shiva instead. You can practice it in as much time it takes to smoke a cigarette.)
Looked at in another way it is a way of practicing creativity.
In this instance creativity is knowing what the possibilities are and choosing from among them.
Advanced creativity can come from creating possibilities and then choosing from them.
How do you create possibility?
By defining new sets of limits.
That is all the dance of shiva is, a clearly defined set of limits; A clearly defined, interconnected set of positions and movement patterns.
By practicing dance of shiva we practice recognizing limits. As a result we can get better at recognzing limits. We can also get better at defining or redefining limits as we require.
Learn how to use Friction to improve leg and arm strength.
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IT Band Anatomy and Biomechanics
Anatomy and Biomechanics for Body Awareness and control focuses on understanding the anatomy and biomechanics relevant to feeling your body and controlling it.
When doing yoga poses or exercises for balance, stability and responsiveness are basic requiremenets for finding and keeping balanced.
Foot Anatomy and Biomechanics including Tibialis Posterior, Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis and Tibialis Anterior .
Serratus Posterior Inferior can be used to help anchor the latissimus dorsai muscle (making it easier to do chin ups for example).
Having difficulty bending your thoracic spine backwards? Use your Levator Costarum muscles to lift your back ribs. Then use your erector spinae to bend your spine (and ribcage) backwards.
Improve Strength, Flexiblity, Body Awareness. Muscle control is at the heart of all of these.
You can practice scapular control with the arm movements of the dance of shiva. Scapular stabilization and control can be important when trying to bind in yoga poses like Marichyasana A.
Lifting up into eka pada bakasana from marichyasana A with tips on lifting up and balancing while transitioning from the binding yoga pose to the arm balance.
Grabbing a wrist behind your back. Tips for Binding in Marichyasana C.
How to grab your hand behind your back. Tips for binding in Marichyasana A.
Modified Marichyasana B is done with the other leg not in lotus. This pose can still be challenging to bind it, so some tips on how to bind with awareness.
Steps for working towards bound side angle so that you can bind a little more easily.
Steps for Binding in Seated Half Bound Lotus Pose as well as modifications if you can't bind, and actions you can do when you do bind.
Tips for working towards binding in Bound Twisting Side Angle Pose.
Balancing in side plank can be made easier to learn if you learn the necessary actions step-by-step with this sensational yoga poses yoga tutorial.
The standing forward bend yoga pose can be used to stretch or strengthen the hamstrings and glutes. It can also be used to stretch and strengthen the calves and as a balance exercise.
Yoga forward bends includes forwards bends for the hips and spine. Forward bends for the hips include both bent and straight straight positions.
Your iphone needs power in order to sense your touch. Proprioception needs muscle activity in order to sense your body.
Some simple exercises so that you can work towards the pistol squat gradually.