Satyananda Yoga uses practices in a traditional way, asanas (postures) to balance the body and mind through the physical body, pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energy body (equated with Ki or Chi in other systems), and meditation to calm and focus the mind. It also takes a broader outlook by teaching and encouraging yogic lifestyles, not only for renunciates but also for householders and lay practitioners.
The successor to Swami Satyananda is Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati who asks the question: “What is the relevance of Yoga?” The Answer: “The moment we manage to handle our Intellect – Emotions – Actions, we give Evolution a chance in our life.”
The main theme of the Satyananda Yoga is awakening the faculties of the Head – Heart – Hands.
The Head represents – your Intelligence, Wisdom, Observation, Knowledge, and Awareness – hence the practice of Gnana Yoga
The Heart represents – your Feelings, Emotions, and Sensations – hence the practice of Bhakti Yoga.
The Hands represent – the ability for you to Act, Create, and Perform hence the practice of Karma Yoga.
The ability to manage all 3 compartments of our life creates the balance which will make a person whole and complete. So if you want to experience the depth of Yoga then immerse yourself in this idea: LIVE- LOVE- & LAUGH
Yoga teaches you how to handle and manage your everyday life which becomes a lifestyle. If you are willing to change and adapt to this disciplined lifestyle – then you become a YOGI.
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