One of the greatest Yoga masters of the 20th century, Swami Sivananda, is the inspiration behind Vastu International School of Yoga. The teachings of Master Sivananda are summarized in these six words:
Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.
Sivananda Yoga, the yoga form propagated by him, are now spread in many parts of the world through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers founded by Swami Vishnudevananda.
Based in the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda summarized the yoga philosophy in 5 principles or the Five Points of Yoga which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand:
FIVE POINTS OF YOGA
- 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 (Vedanta) and Meditation (Dhyana) - These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.
Bharata, a senior disciple of Swami Vishnu Devananda began his yoga training in 1975 and spent fifteen years with his teacher serving in many capacities at facilities around the world. He spent the majority of this time at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. In the fall of 1981 Bharata was transferred to Geneva, Switzerland where he directed the Geneva Sivananda Yoga Center. During his stay in Europe, he also directed the Sivananda Yoga Center in Paris. He is now director of Yoga Peace in Lake Worth, Florida.
Vastu School of Yoga is led by karma yogis Lorrie Conglose and Lal Maharajh. They both completed their Sivananda Yoga Teacher training with Bharata and received the title of Yoga Siromani. Read More…..