Now that you've learned the basic Dance of Shiva positions, you can next learn the basic dance of shiva movements.
I'm going to teach the movements using both arms at the same time. However, you can always break them down and do them one arm at a time.
The first four Dance of Shiva movement pairs are all cyclic. You could think of them like the four seasons. When repeated each of these movements "cycles" the arms through four different positions.
Before I go further, I'll define a Dance of Shiva movement.
The most basic of movements is the Forward-Forward movement. (If only using one arm then it is simply the Forward movement.)
Repeat this movement four times and it takes you through four different positions.
For the Forward-Forward Dance of Shiva movements there are two series.
Stand with your hands by your sides.
The first Dance of Shiva F-F movement joins 1-1 to 2-2.
Start by moving the hands to position 1-1 (as learned in the position practice.)
Keep your palms facing upwards.
Finish with your elbows pointing outwards. The hands end up in position 2-2, fingers pointing inwards.
Repeat this a few times while focusing on feeling your shoulders, then elbows then wrists and hands.
Keep your ribcage open.
The next Dance of Shiva F-F movement joins position 2-2 to 3-3.
From the resting position move your hands to position 2-2.
Keep your palms facing upwards.
Optionally you can straighten your elbows in position 3-3. But keep your palms facing upwards and your fingers pointing outwards.
(For more on the muscle control required for this Dance of Shiva movement, read about the pectoralis minor.)
Relax and then repeat.
In the modified dance of shiva 3-3 position, the elbows are straight. This can affect how you move from 2-2 to 3-3.
The steps for moving from 2-2 to modifiend 3-3 are:
Move shoulders forwards
Rotate forearms so that fingers point backwards.
For the Dance of Shiva movement from 3-3 to 4-4, it is very difficult to keep your palms facing upwards. So I'm going to suggest a slightly improvised move. Rather than trying to keep your palms facing upwards, you can allow your palms to face slightly outwards and upwards for most of this movement.
From position 3-3 gradually straighten your wrists and turn your forearms so that your palms face slightly backwards. As you swing your arms forwards and upwards your palms will face outwards and slightly upwards.
Point your elbows out to the sides as you arrive in position 4-4.
Rest and then repeat.
The Dance of Shiva movement from 4-4 to 1-1 is relatively simple.
Keep your palms facing upwards as you do so.
Practice these shivanata movements individually to begin with.
Then add the movements together; first in pairs, then triples, then practice them as a series starting from each position in turn.
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