Char asks: Does anyone have a trick to getting level 1 fast vertical arms? I’m using a mirror and trying to do the movements on my own, or using the DVD and following along — it’s slow coming. Any secrets on doing level 1 arms fast would be appreciated. I haven’t gotten to legs yet. [...]
Here’s the question! Question: I am VERY, very interested in both the Shiva Nata practice and the Procrastination Dissolve-O-Matic …because I need *both* hot, buttered epiphanies and a way to get my work done that doesn’t leave me feeling like an eternal fool (in a bad way). Is there any overlap between the two programs? [...]
A Shivanautical question from Jenny. I’ve been doing and loving Shiva Nata since June. But I’ve gotten to a weird place with it. I am almost kind of okay at level one. I can do the arms with the legs and squares on my own without the video- just not super fast and still with [...]
Pat wants to know:
Havi, do you have any thoughts on the suitability of Shiva Nata for children?
And then Brian asked too:
Have you ever used shiva nata with kids? Their brain development is dependent on crossing that middle line in their brain.
We get so many questions from so many people who want to know why I don’t do Shiva Nata exactly the way the worksheet shows the positions.
Why I don’t do Shiva Nata exactly the way Andrey does it.
Why Andrey doesn’t do it exactly the way he explains it.
My darlings. None of this is important.
Shiva Nata is not like Tai Chi or Karate. It’s not like dance. It’s not like gymnastics.
It’s not about exactness. It is about challenging your patterns.
Someone asked this on Twitter the other day and I was momentarily stymied.
Like with so many shivanautically-related questions, I suffer from Too Much Information Syndrome.
I’m so ridiculously close to the world of Shiva Nata that questions about it stop making sense. And I apologize for that.
Anyway. What is a Shivanaut?
Yesterday morning I woke up and there it was.
A perfect, simple solution. I knew exactly what needed to be done. The business challenge was not only resolved, this particular solution also solved problems I hadn’t even thought of yet.
It was such a completely typical Shiva Nata moment that I laughed for about ten minutes straight.
Classic Shivanautical epiphany.
Oh, there are so many.
Though if I had to choose one?
I would probably have to go with the miraculous series of understandings that allowed me to stop smoking.
Because that was really the very first big Shivanautical thing that happened to me, and it was completely unexpected and it just blew me away.
- We notice things.
- We experiment.
- We take notes.
- We ask questions.
- We make a point of doing things differently next time.
If people in the call only took away one thing from the themes we played with — sovereignty and “Check your patterns!” — I hope it’s this: