Shanta Vira Yoga

Shanta means 'serenity', 'pacified' or 'calm'. The Sanskrit word vira means hero, brave, or warrior. These two words are the source and fruit of this sadhana. In this, the “iron age,” the age of destruction, the Kali yuga, how do we find the courage to be open and receptive in our hearts? The journey of the peaceful warrior, Shanta Vira begins when we recognize the divine within!" Shanta Vira Yoga as taught by Michael j. Stewart is a sadhana that allows access to our essential nature as divine beings. In this progressive practice series you will be lead through a dynamic yoga practice using all the elements of Hatha Yoga; Asana, Pranayama, Bandas and include elements from Tantric sadhana; Deva, Mantra, and Mudras. This entire experience will take you from annamaya to anandamaya kosha while invigorating the chakras with pulsations of divine bliss.

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    This practice is the Release your Flow Episode of Shanta Vira Yoga. The practice embodies all the basic qualities of the Shanta Vira Syaytem, and asana practice is intervowen with pranayama, mantra and mudra.


    This is the Hip opening Episode of Shanta Vira Yoga. There are lot of ways to approach practice. Let's be joyful and find child-like excitement towards our practice.


    This class is about finding out the deep places within us always mirroring our lives. 

    This practice is inspired by and can be viewed on Yoga Journal Turkiye as well as YogaUni. 


    The practice begins with some asana movement, to prepare the body to become open and receptive to the pranayama exercices and the prana.

    The practice a about being attentive to how the breath is moving, where it is. Because once we recognise how the breath is moving and where it is, we might, in time, start to recognise the subtlety of the movement within the breath.


    Sometimes there is a lot of activity in our lives. How do we find our center when our world is moving very fast? This practice aims to bring you to a place you can really ground from and move from this place to stillness.


    This practice is the first warm-up part of the whole Shanta Vira Yoga series. You can either practice this sequence to prepare your body for the second serie, or, you can practice this sequence individually as it has all the qualities of a well rounded practice. - As the sequence includes pranayama, mudra and mantra practices, for the ease of the practice please refer related videos of Michael.


    Mantras and Mudras

    Anjali Mudra - OM / Padma Mudra - Guru Mantra Mantra / Abhya Rhdaya Mudra - Hanuman Gayatri Mantra / Ganesh Mudra - Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha Mantra / Yoni Mudra - Om Aim Hrim Shrim Klim Krim Mantra / Surya Mudra - Surya Gayatri / Kali Mudra - Om Dum Dhurgaye Namo Namaha / Yoni Mudra - Matanghi Mantra / Chin Mudra - Om Namaha Shivaya Shivoham Mantra / Padma Mudra - Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bahavanthu / Prana Mudra / Apana Mudra / Musti Mudra