What is Ananda Yoga?
Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence.
Above all, it seeks to raise your level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the yoga postures. With this, it is also designed to harmonize your body, mind, and soul.
Ananda Yoga includes:
Asana (yoga postures)
Pranayama (breathing and energy-control techniques)
Yogic meditation techniques
Applied yoga philosophy
What Is the Practice Like?
Yoga posture practice in Ananda Yoga is gentle for beginning students, becoming more challenging with experience. It is an inwardly directed practice, and is never aggressive or aerobic.
The primary emphases are:
Safety and correct alignment
Being relaxed at all times, even during the midst of effort
Working directly with the body’s subtle energy via the yoga postures
Using the postures to raise your consciousness
Adaptation – modifying each yoga posture to fit the needs and abilities of the practitioner rather than trying to force the practitioner into some “ideal” position.