Anandabodh follows Satyananda Yoga techniques in all of its pursuits.

What Is Satyananda Yoga?

Satyananda Yoga or Bihar School of Yoga is an internationally renowned system of yoga that is firmly grounded in tradition and adapted to suit the needs of contemporary living. It comes from a traditional system, which propagates pure and original form of yoga practices. It includes Hatha, Raja, Karma, Jnana, Mantra and Bhakti Yogas as well as other branches and presents them in a unified package that is flexible enough to be applied according to individual needs. Satyananda Yoga is a systematic, step-by-step approach to yoga, that aims to integrate all aspects of our being.

 

Satyananda Yoga offers the rare opportunity to experience and try out various aspects of yoga that include asanas, pranayama, relaxation, meditation, and shatkarmas (cleansing aspects), presenting them in a way which is meaningful & relevant to modern day life. All these options can deepen knowledge and practice, enrich the inner world and provide one with tools and skills to manage life’s journey.

Satyananda Yoga is being led by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati.

Swami Niranjananda Saraswati

Swami Niranjananda was born at Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh in 1960. At the age of 4 he joined the Bihar School of Yoga and was initiated into Dashnami Sannyasa at the age of 10. From 1971 he travelled overseas and toured many countries for the next 11 years. In 1983 he was recalled to India and appointed President of Bihar School of Yoga. During the following 11 years he guided the development of Ganga Darshan, Sivananda Math and the Yoga Research

Foundation. In 1990 he was initiated as a Paramahamsa and in 1993 anointed Preceptor in succession to Swami Satyananda. Bihar Yoga Bharati was founded under his direction in 1994. He has authored over 20 books and guides national and international yoga programs

Swami Sivananda Saraswati 

Swami Sivananda was born in Pattamadai, Tamil Nadu, India. A Hindu by birth, he is a well-known proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. He is reputed to have written over 300 books, on these and related subjects, during his life.
He went to medical school in Tanjore and worked as a doctor in Malaya. In 1923 he left Malaya for India on an extensive pilgrimage.At Banaras, he had the Darshan (vision) of Lord Vishvanath. Dr. Kuppuswami next went to Rishikesh where met his guru, Swami Vishwananda Saraswati. It was Vishwananda who initiated him into the Sannyas order and gave him his monastic name. However, since Swami Sivananda spent only a few hours with Swami Vishwananda, the full Viraja Homa ceremonies were performed later by Swami Vishnudevananda (Not to be confused with his own disciple, Swami Vishnu-Devananda), the Mahant of Sri Kailas Ashram. Sivananda performed austerities for many years but he also continued to help the sick. With some money from his insurance policy that had matured, he started a charitable dispensary at Lakshmanjula in 1927. He later created the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1945.

Swami Sivananda SaraswatiSwami Sivananda was born in Pattamadai, Tamil Nadu, India. A Hindu by birth, he is a well-known proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. He is reputed to have written over 300 books, on these and related subjects, during his life.
He went to medical school in Tanjore and worked as a doctor in Malaya. In 1923 he left Malaya for India on an extensive pilgrimage.At Banaras, he had the Darshan (vision) of Lord Vishvanath. Dr. Kuppuswami next went to Rishikesh where met his guru, Swami Vishwananda Saraswati. It was Vishwananda who initiated him into the Sannyas order and gave him his monastic name. However, since Swami Sivananda spent only a few hours with Swami Vishwananda, the full Viraja Homa ceremonies were performed later by Swami Vishnudevananda (Not to be confused with his own disciple, Swami Vishnu-Devananda), the Mahant of Sri Kailas Ashram. Sivananda performed austerities for many years but he also continued to help the sick. With some money from his insurance policy that had matured, he started a charitable dispensary at Lakshmanjula in 1927. He later created the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1945.

He returned to Rishikesh and in 1936 founded the new religious movement the Divine Life Society on the bank of the holy Ganges River. The free distribution of spiritual literature drew a steady flow of disciples to the Swami, including the young U.G. Krishnamurti, who studied with him for seven summers, Swami Sivananda organized the All-world Religions Federation in 1945 and established the All-world Sadhus Federation in 1947. He called his yoga the Yoga of Synthesis.Sivananda traveled the length and breadth of India during his Parivrajaka (wandering monk) life. He visited important places of pilgrimage in the south, including Rameshvaram. He conducted Sankirtan and delivered lectures. He visited the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and met Maharishi Suddhananda Bharati. At the Ramana ashram, he allegedly had the Darshan of Ramana Maharshi on Maharshi’s birthday. He sang bhajans and danced in ecstasy with Maharshi’s bhaktas. He also went on pilgrimages to Kailas-Manasarovar and Badri.

He wrote excellent books on Hinduism and closely followed Advaita philosophy

Satyananda Yoga is for Everyone

Satyananda Yoga does not postulate any political or religious beliefs. It provides everybody, regardless of social background, with tools for health, peace of mind and an inspired vision for their lives. People who practise Satyananda Yoga are of all ages, levels of fitness and come from many walks of life.

How Does Satyananda Yoga Work?

Through an approach that incorporates awareness of all aspects of being, Satyananda Yoga promotes the alignment of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Disease and mental stress can be relieved by awakening the individual’s awareness and inherent self-healing powers. By steadying the emotions and calming the mind, we gain a sense of perspective, bringing a feeling of peace, freedom and inner strength. Practices and teachings are designed to benefit the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being that form the real meaning of a healthy body.

Teaching Methodology

Teaching of Satyananda Yoga is very systematic. There are three levels of proficiency – Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. After practicing and perfecting one level a practitioner is ready to advance to the next level