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The Yoga Masters

Swami Sivananda(1887 – 1963)

Swami Sivananda Swami Sivananda is one of greatest sages of modern India .

After a successful career as a doctor he renounced the world, practised intense meditation and attained self-realization. As a prodigious author he published more than 300 books and pamphlets, thus spreading all aspects of Yoga and philosophy in simple yet profound words. In his ashram, the Divine Life Society
in Rishikesh, Himalayas he trained many outstanding disciples. In 1957 he sent Swami Vishnudevananda to teach Yoga in the West.

Swami Vishnudevananda (1927 – 1993)

vishnudevanandaSwami Vishnudevananda lived with his master Swami Sivananda for 12 years.

In 1957 he came to America, and in the early 70´s to Europe and founded the international Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in many cities. He was a dynamic Hatha and Raja Yoga master bringing the classical teachings of Yoga and Vedanta in its purest form to the West. He was also a tireless campaigner for world peace bringing the message of peace in many troubled spots all over the world.

Thousands of students have been personally trained by Swami Vishnudevananda as yoga teachers and many more have been inspired by his books "The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga", "Meditation and Mantras" and "Sivananda Companion to Yoga".

The 5 points of Yoga according to Swami Vishnudevananda

sivananda   Proper exercise
  Proper breathing
  Proper relaxation
  Proper diet
  Positive thinking and meditation
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