Lineage & Principles
Based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda (a medical doctor and scholar who wrote over 300 books), his disciple, Swami Vishnudevananda brought all he knew to the west. He summarized the yoga philosophy into 5 principles which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand.
Proper Exercise (Asanas): poses that help develop a strong, healthy body, enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.
Proper Breathing (Pranayama): Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.
Proper Relaxation: aids the body in returning to homeostasis where the body innately guides itself into harmony and balance, easing worry and fatigue.
Proper Diet: Eating simple, healthy, whole food that is easy to digest that has a positive effect on mind and body as well as the environment and other living beings.
Proper Thinking: The keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity. Self love!