One of the most ancient recorded systems of yoga in the world, Yantra Yoga was first taught in Tibet in the eighth century. It has been preserved in its unadulterated form to this day, and as an excellent method for attaining optimal health and relaxation is just as relevant for the contemporary world. Emphasizing the coordination of breath and movement, Yantra Yoga helps us learn meditation through experience.
The practice consists of three groups of preliminary exercises, five series of Yantra sequences, and several unique pranayamas. The preliminary exercises serve to warm up the body, to train the different aspects of the breathing, and also to open the energy channels. Each position of the five series comprises seven distinct phases of movement and seven correlated phases of breathing. One of Yantra Yoga’s most specific features is the position in the central phase, since it shapes specific retentions of the breath that work on a deep, subtle level.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, an eminent Tibetan scholar and Dzogchen master, first began to teach Yantra Yoga to Western students in the early 1970s. Courses are now taught all over the world by a growing number of instructors accredited in a rigorous training and examination process supervised by the two main instructors appointed by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Fabio Andrico and Laura Evangelisti.
Currently Shang Shung Australia holds open Yantra Yoga courses across different states of Australia. For more information please use the contact feild above.