Shadow Yoga - Chaya Yoga

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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Shadow Yoga - Chaya Yoga

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US$18.95

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Other online courses

Discourse programme with Sundernath. Twelve part Lecture Series
Sundernath (Shandor Remete) shares information imparted to him and gives guidance on how to proceed on the path of yoga.
  • Open level
Pranayama Deha Shuddhi (cleansing of the body)
Pranayama Deha Shuddhi refers to the method of cleansing or purifying (shuddhi) the body (deha). However indirectly, Deha Shuddhi also refers to the purification of the mind, as the mind lives within the body and is an extension of it.
  • Open level
Hatha Yoga  – the Internalised Tantric Rite
This lecture and demonstration reveals and elucidates the process of this embodied ritual.
  • 1–2 hours
  • Open level

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