Yesterday Havi opened the much anticipated Shiva Nata Secret Lab. There was much excitement in the lad of the Shivanauts (and the ShivaNuts).
Inside the revolving door of the Secret Lab are all the formulas for Levels 4-7 plus much other goodness. Reading through the site, I was struck by something.
All the formulas are numbered.
If you’ve used Andrey’s video to learn Shiva Nata, this will come as no surprise. That is how he teaches it. Seeing all the numbers, however, made me wonder if my brain is wired a bit differently.
You see, I don’t use numbers. I simply memorize the pattern and then repeat that.
So, for Levels 1 &2, my mantra is: forward, backwards, forward/backwards, backwards/forward. And, repeat.
For Level 3, I think: forward, mirror, forward/backwards, transquarter. And, repeat until I return to the starting position.
It seems much simpler to me to just use the pattern versus bother with the numbers. In fact, I use numbers and words to make the practice harder – not to help me learn the pattern.
I’m really curious about this thing I’ve just discovered. Am I strange? Do any of you learn the patterns in a similar way? And, what helps you learn new patterns – using numbers, words, following the formula/pattern itself, watching the video, listening to audio of the numbers….?