By Sundernath (Shandor Remete)
In Shadow Yoga, Chaya Yoga, author Shandor Remete shows how to utilise yoga to enhance all aspects of physical and spiritual health.
Focusing specifically on the hatha tradition, the book delves deep into original Sanskrit texts, explaining the theoretical foundation of yoga in clear, encouraging language. Remete describes the “shadows” noted by classical yoga teachers that block the student, and shows ways to move beyond them.
The book covers the key concepts of traditional yoga–the marmas, chakras, vayus (sources of energy), and nadis (flows of energy through the body)–before turning to the yogic techniques that improve their condition and functioning–asana (poses), nauli (abdominal exercises), pranayama (breathing), mudra (gestures), and laya (absorptions).
It closes with illustrated sequences of the most important asanas. Shadow Yoga also discusses various little-understood, oft-neglected aspects of yogic training, such as the role of marma points (acupuncture-like energy points) and the influence of the zodiac. Detailed drawings of the body’s energy system and its links to these elemental and planetary forces provide a visual guide to these largely unknown areas of yoga.
This knowledge, considered essential in Indian yogic traditions, has been almost entirely lost in modern Western schools of yoga. Author Remete restores that information in this beautifully designed book.
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Roche de Solutré: Not to miss, on the Great Site of France Solutré Pouilly Vergisson
Musée de préhistoire: Jardin archeological and botanical garden, the Maison du Grand Site to complete the tour.
Château De Pierreclos: In the midst of organic vineyards.
Chateau De Berze-Le-Chatel: Historical monument, one of the most well-preserved medieval fortified castles of Burgundy (where Ridley Scott shot ‘The Last Duel’!)
Chapelle Des Moines: In Berzé-la-Ville (the next village!) – not to be missed.
Château De Cormatin: (only possible to visit its magnificent garden) Between Tournus et Cluny.
Les Communs: Local ceramists.
Grottes D’azé: Earth under life: in -350 000, a primal man appeared in the cave, then rhinos and antique elephants…the prehistorical cave and the underground river hide one of the largest European cave bears fields.
Château De Saint-Point-Lamartine: If one appreciates the writer
Solornay sur Guye: The neighbouring town – includes a restaurant, small food store, salon de thé – pâtisserie
Cité- Abbaye De Cluny: The Benedictin Abbaye Of Cluny Shined On The Whole Middle Age Europe, Being The Widest Of Western Christianity Before The Building Of Saint-Peters In Rome.
Communauté De Taizé: Christian Ecumenical Community Founded In 1940 By Brother Roger.
Abbaye Saint Philibert – Tournus: One Of The Largest French Monastic Cities.