This Practice Is Balanced And Loving
Yoga with Adriene – Day 29
Today's theme is be brave.
It's a practice that is all about being balanced and loving.
Let's get started.
Here's Another Yoga Type
The first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center was founded in 1959 by Swami Vishnu-devananda, a disciple of Swami Sivananda. There are now close to 80 locations worldwide, including several ashrams. Sivananda yoga is based on five principles, including the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation. The mastery of twelve carefully selected poses is at the core of this practice.
The Sivananda method is based on five principles for optimal health and spiritual growth, as described by Vishnudevananda. They are:
1. Proper exercise (Asana, focusing on twelve poses (see below) 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 begins with pranayama exercises. After warming up with sun salutations, the focus is on mastery of the twelve basic poses in the following order:
Savasana closes the class. The 12 basic poses were carefully selected and include inversions, backbends, forward bends, twists, balances, and hamstring stretches. A little of everything, in other words. The poses are ideally done slowly and with control to stretch and strengthen the body as well as open the chakras. As students become proficient in the 12 basic poses, variations may be introduced.
For more on this type of yoga go to this article.
For more types of yoga check out this article.
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Have you missed some of the other yoga training's – not to worry.
Day 30 – the yoga theme is – Be You.