8, Dance of Shiva by Neil keleher

8, Dance of Shiva

Improve concentration, coordination, and upper body left/right balance.

Learn to Simplify Chaos

Dance of shiva is a highly complex movement system.
Learning it takes time, patience and intelligence.
It also requires a willingness to memorize. 

That all being said, Dance of shiva is easy to break down into smaller components. And that's what makes learning the dance of shiva easier.

Learn to think about how you think

Meta cognition is the ability to notice how you think. When faced with a difficult or complex task, is the first thought in your mind about how difficult the task is going to be or is it on how you can divide the task into smaller tasks that are easy to manage?

With dance of shiva, movements and positions are easy to divide into smaller groups. If a movement using both arms is too difficult, then you can learn a movement using one arm.

Likewise if positions using both arms are difficult, then you can learn positions one arm at a time.

How does this help with meta cognition? It gets you in the practice of breaking things down into smaller (more manageable chunks) when you need to.

Use your memory

An important part of dance of shiva is learning to use your memory. 
  • You have to memorize the positions. 
  • You have to memorize the movements. 
Together, this is about as simple as memorizing the alphabet. Actually, it is simpler because when you look at the positions and movements one arm at a time, there are only 8 of each. (And one of the movements is a "zero" move, so  really, there are only 7 basic movements with one arm.)

So where's the challenge? That comes from doing the movements with both arms.  

8x8 = 64 total positions.
From each of these positions you have 8x8 = 64 movements.

But both the movements and positions are simple combinations of the 8 basic movements and positions. 

And so now what you get to practice are different combinations of things that you've already learned. 

Lead with your Mind

When you learn the positions, and movements, you can practice previously learned sets while "leading with your mind". This simply means knowing the movement you are doing, and the position you are moving into, before you do the move.

One reason this is so easy to practice with the dance of shiva is that the names of the movements and positions directly correspond to the movements and positions themselves. Plus each is clearly, and simply, defined.
And the really cool thing is, you don't have to learn all of the moves or positions to get this benefit. 

You simply have to practice.

How much practice is required?

Dance of shiva is easy to scale both in complexity and time spent practicing.

You can spend five minutes a day practicing a few simple sets of movements. 

Once movements become too easy, or you become bored, or you simply want a change, you can then move onto learning and then practicing the next set. 

You can use dance of shiva as a warm up. Or as a recharge. Or you can simply do it any time you have 5 minutes to spare.

A movement practice you can practice with pen and paper

And if you don't have space to practice, or a physical practice is momentarily inopportune, you can always practice Dance of Shiva with pen and paper. 

Dance of shiva is one of a very few physical practices where you can easily write the movements and positions. This allows you to do the movements without actually doing them. (You could also just do "the movement math" in your head.) 

Why bother with this? 

Some people (and I include myself in that group) find it fun.

What's included?

This course includes videos, movement maps and movement tables. 

how to start, how to practice

If you don't already know the single arm positions and movements, you can practice those first. Pictures are given. 
From there you can practice along with the videos. Or you can practice using the movement maps. 

In either case, work towards Not Needing either. (So do movements that you have learned from memory.)

Once you have enough experience, you should find that all you need are the movement tables. You can see and select movements to practice at a glance. And you can get on with doing them.

Videos

Each video focuses on a small subset of movements. Movement tables are included within the video. 

You can do the movements while standing on one leg or on both legs if you choose. 

Movement maps

Movement maps are included both for single arm movements as shown and for double arm movements.

Movement tables

Movement tables are perhaps the ultimate tool for learning dance of shiva easily, provided you understand the basic positions and movements with one arm.
Movement tables show you the recommended starting positions for each movement (in black at the top of each section) so that you can practice all movements without any duplication.
They also show you the movements for all positions and include movement pairs.
So in the sample shown here, Double Forward or F-F movements are paired with the opposite movement, the double Back or B-B movement.
Movement tables are included for all possible movements using both arms.

30 day guarantee

In case you aren't satisfied with this course, it comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. Simply contact me using the contact  icon at the bottom right of your screen within 30 days of purchase.

What's included?

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Contents

Practicing the positions (while getting comfortable with movement logic)
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shiva-horizontals.jpg
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basics 01 horizontals f.mp4
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shiva-verticals.jpg
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basics 02 verticals f.mp4
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basics 03 horizontals b.mp4
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basics 04 verticals b.mp4
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basics 05 horizontals t.mp4
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basics 06 verticals t.mp4
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basics 07 horizontal s c.mp4
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basics 08 horizontal s ct.mp4
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basics 09 horizontal s cf.mp4
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basics 10 horizontal s cb.mp4
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Practicing the movements, one arm at a time
move 1 arm h, 01 f.mp4
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move 1 arm h, 02 b.mp4
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move 1 arm h, 03 cf.mp4
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move 1 arm h, 04 cb.mp4
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move 1 arm h, 05 t.mp4
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move 1 arm h, 06 c.mp4
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move 1 arm h, 07 ct.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 08 f.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 09 b.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 10 cf.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 11 cb.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 12 t.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 14 ct.mp4
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move 1 arm v, 13 c.mp4
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Movement maps for the basic movements (with one arm)
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Quadrants of positions
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shiva-positions-q1.jpg
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All possible movements
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Movement groups
Movement groups
1a f-f/b-b combos
1 1a FF Q1.mp4
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1 1b BB Q1.mp4
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1 1c FF Q2.mp4
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1 1d BB Q2.mp4
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1b F-B and B-F combos
1 2a FB Q1.mp4
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1 2b BF Q1.mp4
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1 2c FB Q2.mp4
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1 2d BF Q2.mp4
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1c cF-cF and cB-cB combos
1 3a cFcF Q1.mp4
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1 3b cBcB Q1.mp4
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1 4c cFcB Q2.mp4
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1 4d cBcF Q2.mp4
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1d cF-cB and cB-cF combos
1 4a cFcB Q1.mp4
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1 4b cBcF Q1.mp4
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1 3c cFcF Q2.mp4
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1 3d cBcB Q2.mp4
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2a F/CF and B/CB combos, 1st quadrant starts
2 1a FcF Q1.mp4
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2 1b cFF Q1.mp4
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2 2a BcB Q1.mp4
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2 2b cBB Q1.mp4
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2b F/CF and B/CB combos, 2nd quadrant starts
2 1c FcF Q2.mp4
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2 1d cFF Q2.mp4
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2 2c BcB Q2.mp4
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2 2d cBB Q2.mp4
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2c F/CB and B/CF combos, 1st quadrant starts
2 3a FcB Q1.mp4
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2 3b cBF Q1.mp4
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2 4a BcF Q1.mp4
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2 4b cFB Q1.mp4
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2d F/CB and B/CF combos, 2nd quadrant starts
2 3c FcB Q2.mp4
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2 3d cBF Q2.mp4
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2 4c BcF Q2 .mp4
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2 4d cFB Q2.mp4
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3a F/T and B/T combos, 1st quadrant
3 1a FT Q1.mp4
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3 1b BT Q1.mp4
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3 2a TF Q1.mp4
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3 2b TB Q1.mp4
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3b F/T and B/T combos, 2nd quadrant
3 1c FT Q2.mp4
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3 2c TF Q2.mp4
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3 1d BT Q2.mp4
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3 2d TB Q2.mp4
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3c CF/CT and CB/CT combos, 1st quadrant
3 3a cFcT Q1.mp4
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3 4a cTcF Q1.mp4
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3 3b cBcT Q1.mp4
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3 4b cTcB Q1.mp4
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3d CF/CT and CB/CT combos, 2nd quadrant
3 3c cFcT Q2.mp4
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3 4c cTcF Q2.mp4
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3 3d cBcT Q2.mp4
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3 4d cTcB Q2.mp4
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3d CF/C and CB/C combos, 1st quadrant
3 5a cFc Q1.mp4
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3 6a ccF Q1.mp4
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3 5b cBc Q1.mp4
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3 6b ccB Q1.mp4
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3e CF/C and CB/C combos, 2nd quadrant
3 5c cFc Q2.mp4
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3 6c ccF Q2.mp4
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3 5d cBc Q2.mp4
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3 6d ccB Q2.mp4
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m-Maps, forward-forward and back-back 1st Quadrant
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move-1a-2-bb-11.jpg
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move-1a-2-bb-12.jpg
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m-Maps, forward-forward and back-back 2nd Quadrant
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move-1a-2-bb-aa.jpg
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m-Maps, forward-back and back-forward 1st Quadrant
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m-Maps, forward-back and back-forward 2nd Quadrant
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m-Maps, cf-cf and cb-cb 1st Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, cf-cf and cb-cb 2nd Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, cf-cb and cb-cf 1st Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, cf-cb and cb-cf 2nd Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, f-transquarter and b-transquarter 1st Quadrant
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m-Maps, f-transquarter and b-transquarter 2nd Quadrant
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m-Maps, cf-change and cb-change 1st Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, cf-change and cb-change 2nd Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, cf-ct and cb-ct 1st Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, cf-ct and cb-ct 2nd Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, transquarters 1st Quadrant
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m-Maps, transquarters 2nd Quadrant
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m-Maps, changes 1st Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, changes 2nd Quadrant starts
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m-Maps, CTs 1st Quadrant starts
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tables 1, cyclics
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tables 2, mixed cyclics
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tables 3, cyclic/acyclic combos
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tables 4, mixed cyclic/acyclic combos
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tables 5, acyclics
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tables, mixed acyclics
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Prepare for frustration

Dance of shiva is frustrating to learn. But so is programming. So is learning html. So is learning a language.

With dance of shiva you can practice learning how to learn. The movements themselves (and some of the positions) are also difficult. You'll have to learn how to use your ribcage, your shoulders and your arms to get your hands into (or as close as possible to) the defined positions.

And how should you approach these challenges? By breaking things down. 
In mathematics, this same process is called differentiation. And the opposite process is integration.
With dance of shiva you can practice both.

You'll not only improve your ability to use your body (and improve left right balance). 

You'll also improve your ability to use your brain.

There is no rush

Perhaps one of the most important notes is "there is no rush." 

Don't be in a hurry to learn all the moves as quickly as possible. Learning all the moves is a worthy goal, but, more importantly, enjoy the process. Focus on the moves you are practicing now. 

And so that you do actually make progress, give yourself reasonable goals. (And adjust them where necessary.)
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