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In addition to your yoga mat, you may also want to bring a…
blanket or meditation shawl
Sivananda Yoga is an ancient lineage of Hatha Yoga that is taught at nearly 60 Sivananda centers worldwide. It’s not a “power yoga”, rather Sivananda Yoga is a traditional, restorative practice for balancing the body, breath, and mind. This beginner’s course is designed for all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. Step by step, you will learn breathing exercises, sun salutations, and the 12 core poses of Hatha Yoga.
More about Sivananda Yoga…
Sivananda Yoga is based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and provides an integrated approach to self-transformation and, ultimately, self-realization. It begins with basic practices, summarized by Swami Vishnudevananda as the Five Points of Yoga, that create a foundation for a yogic lifestyle and prepare the body and mind for advancing on the spiritual path. Philosophically, Swami Sivananda taught a yoga of synthesis, drawing on four complementary paths: Karma, Bhakti, Raja, and Jnana Yogas.
The Five Points of Yoga
What is yoga? Yoga means union of the mind, body, and spirit with the Divine. While this refers to a certain state of consciousness, both individual and universal, it is also a method to help one reach that goal. The Five Points of Yoga taught by Swami Vishnudevananda provide a clear and practical method for contemporary people to use:
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 and Meditation – These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.
Sivananda Yoga classes include the first three points: asanas, pranayama, and relaxation.