Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887 – 1963)


Swami Sivananda was a towering spiritual force in the yogic renaissance which developed in India in the first half of the 20th century. After serving as a doctor in Malaya, he returned to India to pursue his spiritual aspirations, and in 1924 was initiated into Dashnami Sannyasa in Rishikesh. He founded the Divine Life Society, toured India extensively, wrote hundreds of books and inspired thousands around the world to practice Yoga and lead a divine life. Swami Sivananda’s eightfold path of Yoga- Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Do good, Be good, Meditate, Realize- expresses his philosophy of service to humanity and continues to guide the work of the Bihar School of Yoga.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s