The method is based upon five principles:
1. Proper exercise (Asana, focusing on twelve poses in particular)
2. Proper breathing (Pranayama)
3. Proper relaxation (Savasana)
4. Proper diet (Vegetarian)
5. Positive thinking (Vedanta) and meditation (Dhyana)
What to Expect
A typical class includes pranayama and is slow paced, allowing for a full exploration of each pose. After warming up with sun salutations, the focus is on mastery of the twelve basic poses:
Is Sivananda for You?
Sivananda will appeal to you if you want to take it slow and gentle. You will learn to fully reap the benefits of the twelve featured poses. The goal of this practice is to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.