Satyananda Yoga is a unique and integral system o yoga, created by the worldrenowned master Swami Satyananda Saraswati, to make the healing andtransormative power o yoga available to all who seek it. Satyananda Yoga oersevery person a means to practise and live yoga, according to his or her level,interest and need. It is taught progressively and tailored to suit one’s personalneeds and aims, ensuring a sae and positive experience o yoga.Satyananda Yoga is ounded upon the ancient philosophies o antra, Vedantaand Samkhya. It has only been in the last ty years that visionaries, such asSwami Satyananda elt that yoga was going to be the need o society in theuture. Swami Satyananda gave yoga a dynamic twist, bringing it out romphilosophy and into practice.Swami Satyananda taught the main branches o yoga: hatha yoga, rajayoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and karma yoga. He also taught less widely known esoteric yogas, including kriya yoga, kundalini yoga, mantra yoga,every kind o yoga as ound in the texts. As a tribute to the work o SwamiSatyananda, we have called this combination o teachings ‘Satyananda Yoga’.Satyananda Yoga does not highlight one branch o yoga, but incorporates allthe dierent yogas to achieve the experience o wholeness. Te synthesis o thedierent yogas enables the practitioner to restructure all the aspects o his or herlie in a way which is conducive to spiritual growth.
union between the individual and the cosmic sel.
a universal science o sel discovery, which evolved rom the liestyle andpractices o the ancient seers.
a comprehensive and practical system o transorming the human personality, which leads to a balanced development o physical health, mental harmony and spiritual uplitment.
a liestyle that can change the quality o body and mind, allowing us tounderstand and ull our true potential.
a positive way to enhance our creativity and expression in lie through theunolding o deeper dimensions o consciousness.
a system that has a unique and universal appeal and may be practised by people rom all walks o lie, on all continents and o all religions.
a practical philosophy which can create better human conditions andsituations around the globe.
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all lie. Kirtan (singing the many names o the divine) andsatsang (being in the presence o living truth) are importantpractices o this tradition.
is the path o awareness in action. Althoughactions are perormed by all, very ew are able to act withawareness in daily lie. Tis yoga is imbibed during timespent in the residential centres, where all students andresidents work together on dierent tasks to maintain theyogic community.
is the means to attain the highest state o innerknowledge. Trough continuous sel-study, sel-analysis andmeditative awareness o the sel, intellectual knowledge isconverted into practical wisdom. When perormed in a balanced sequence and proportion,Satyananda Yoga transorms the whole person, integratingthe dierent layers o the personality and providing physicaland mental relaxation, wellbeing and peace. However, yogadoes not end with the classroom experience. In order toexperience wholeness and completeness in lie, it is importantto realise the connection between your material expressionsand spiritual aspirations.Satyananda Yoga is an authentic system o teachingssynthesising the branches o yoga to address dierent kinds o personalities and temperaments. Whether you are devotional,intellectual, psychic or active by nature, Satyananda Yogaoers a path or you.
promotes exibility and good health by awakeningand balancing the physical and mental energies that governone’s lie. It includes asanas (postures to promote physicalhealth, awareness and relaxation), pranayamas (breathingtechniques to expand vital energy), shatkarmas (physicaldetox techniques), and mudras and bandhas (physiologicalenergy releasing techniques).
is a comprehensive system o mental trainingthrough progressive techniques o relaxation, breathawareness, mindulness and concentration. Satyananda Yogaoers many unique meditation practices to deal with mentalproblems, such as stress and anxiety, and to discover anddevelop the immense potential o the human mind.
is the path o channelling the emotions towardsthe divine to realise the transcendental nature inherent within. Trough bhakti yoga you experience the unity o
Te awareness and skills
developed through practice o Satyananda Yoga extend beyond the yoga mat into all levelsand conditions o lie. Te application o yoga helps you todevelop a more balanced and integral liestyle, and to standon your own two eet. Such a person is able to assumeresponsibility or him or hersel in all situations and to actin ways which are appropriate and constructive. As a parto yogic lie, you learn to take part in the relationships andevents o lie with an attitude o non-attachment, withoutbecoming entangled. Ultimately, yogic awareness allowsyou to understand the problems and difculties o othersand how to lend a helping hand. In this way yoga becomesthe means to uplit all beings, along with yoursel. Whenyoga becomes part o your lie, each expression, eachthought, each sentiment conveys that quality o applied wisdom. Tis is the vision o Satyananda Yoga beyondthe mat.
Yogabeyond the mat
learning how to do theheadstand is awesomebut learning how to standon your own two feet is thehighest yoga!