Sivananda YOGA for YOU
Health is Wealth, Peace of Mind is Happiness. Yoga Shows the Way ~ Swami Vishnu-devananda
Sivanada Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga created by Swami Vishnu-Devananda, a follower of Swami Sivananda. The Sivananda Yoga group was founded in 1961 and practice is based on the following:
Five Points of Yoga
Proper Exercise (Asanas) - Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.
Proper Breathing (Pranayama) - Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.
Proper Relaxation - Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worry and fatigue.
Proper Diet - Eating simple, healthy and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, as well as the environment and other living beings.
Positive Thinking (Vedanta) and Meditation (Dhyana) - These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.
Ashrams and Centres
Sivananda Yoga is practiced around the world; there are at least ten ashrams (three in India) and many centres.
Swami Vishnu Devananda wrote ‘The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga’, a long-time best seller, recognised as a world authority on the subject.