Shivananda yoga is a traditional form of yoga whose lineage comes from Swami Shivananda, the student of Swami Vishnudevananda. At the root of Swami Shivananda's teaching lies the structure of the teaching of Swami Vishnudevananda.
With India at the center, all of the ashrams and centers around the world are unified in that they are based on and follow this same structure.
Shivananda yoga has 12 basic poses (asana) which are conducted in sequence, the sequence designed to unify mind and body, each pose tying in with the next, and when practiced mindfully allow the student to more deeper know their bodies and look more deeply inside themselves.
The Shivananda class conducted at TAMISA makes a special effort to adapt the lesson to individual students, in that with the asana sequence as the base, as we proceed we also take special care to consider the daily feelings and physical condition of students. Balancing effort and release, in the end we look to provide you with a deep feeling of relaxation. The class finishes with a mantra, offering you a complete sense of flow.
Between the basic asanas and their variations in combination with mantras, we move into what we think is a deep progression.