About Satyananda Yoga
Satyananda Yoga is a system developed by the late Swami Satyananda Saraswati and his lineage, which incorporates practices derived from ancient and traditional sources. It uses asana (postures), shatkarmas (cleansing practices) and pranayama (breathing practices), to balance and purify the body and mind, mudras and bandhas to work on the energy body, and meditation (including yoga nidra), and chanting to calm and focus the mind.
The Satyananda approach incorporates the whole person, not just the body. There is an emphasis on awareness, and practitioners are encouraged to learn about all aspects of their personality through Yoga. It embraces Jnana Yoga (the path of knowledge), Bhakti Yoga (the path of heart and emotion), and Karma Yoga (the path of service).
The roots of Satyananda Yoga lie in the Tantric tradition which aims to expand the human consciousness and to liberate the primal energy (Kundalini). Practices on this path of transcendental awakening include mantras, yantras, chakras and mandalas.
Very informative website from the ashram in India - all about Satyananda Yoga
www.rikhiapeeth.net Bihar School of Yoga, events at Rikhia and Satsangs with Paramahamsa Niranjananda