Sivananda Yoga

swami-sivananda-and-ganga1Sivananda is one of the world’s largest schools of
Yoga as it is very supportive to beginners. Developed by Swami Vishnu-Devananda and named for his teacher,
Swami Sivananda.

Sivananda Yoga follows a set structure that includes breathing,
classic asanas, relaxation, and principles of diet and positive
thinking. The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, written
by Swami Vishnu-Devananda and first published in 1960, was one of
the first, and continues to be one of the best, introductions to
Yoga available.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers is a nonprofit
organization founded by Swami Vishnu-Devananda to spread the
teachings of Vedanta worldwide. Upon the instruction of his guru,
Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India, Swami Vishnu-devananda headed
to the West and began travelling and teaching throughout the United
States in 1957.

He established the first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Montreal,
Canada, in 1959. There are now close to 80 Sivananda locations
(ashrams, yoga centers, and affiliated centers) around the world.
The organization has trained more than 10,000 yoga teachers. The
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers are recognized worldwide for
teaching yoga authentically, preserving its purity and tradition,
which dates back several thousand years. www.sivananda.org Reposted from
this fantastic website: www.santosha.com

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