In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the Adiyogi or the first yogi – the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over fifteen thousand years ago, Shiva attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas.
Shiva Yoga is a spiritual path that seeks to transform and uplift thought, feeling, health and spirituality. The goal of Shiva Yoga is to awaken your inner Self — a place of profound wisdom, love and vibrancy.
Around the world the term ‘yoga’ is most often associated with the physical postures of hatha yoga. Here, ‘yoga’ is used in the classical Eastern sense meaning a path to enlightenment that uses meditative practices that increase Self-knowledge and connect us to the inner Self. Shiva Yoga holds that Self-realization, peace and oneness are available here and now, in this moment; if you sincerely seek Self-knowledge, you can attain it.