What is Sivananda Yoga?
Sivananda Yoga is a classical and holistic approach to Hatha Yoga that stretches and tones the whole body.
This style of yoga has not been modified or watered down. The teachings have survived intact and are practiced as originally presented in India by Swami Sivananda in 1936. Sivananda Yoga is an international practice which follows the same format worldwide.
Sivananda Yoga is a complete healing system designed to help the body maintain a natural healthy state. It was developed by Vishnu-Devananda who wrote one of the contemporary Yoga classics, “The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga,” first published in 1960 and still one of the best introductions to yoga available. Sivananda training involves frequent relaxation and emphasizes full, yogic breathing.
A typical Sivananda Yoga class involves 12 basic postures that seek to increase strength, flexibility, proper breathing, and ease in meditation. The 12-posture sequence is also called the Rishikesh series as it originates in that region in the foothills of the Himalayas.
It also includes two breathing exercises and a deep final relaxation.
The benefits of asanas
Deep relaxation for the body and mind
Maintaining/developing of flexibility
Building up of muscle strength and length
Strengthening of the respiratory and circulatory systems
Improved supply of nutrients to all tissues
Prevention and alleviation of chronic illnesses (cardiovascular disease, asthma, depression and others)
Correction of faulty posture and its long-term effects (for example, a rounded back)
Slowdown of the ageing process
Enhanced power of concentration
Promotion of physical and mental well-being
Date: Saturday, March 30 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm