Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga Tradition

” Yoga is a discipline to improve the quality of life; a philosophy to attain peace. If you want to experience health, if you want to experience peace, and to evolve, make yoga a part of your lifestyle.”

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga tradition is a system of yoga developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, known in India as Bihar Yoga and internationally Satyananda Yoga seamlessly integrates all facets of the yogic tradition, including the various branches of yoga, the philosophies which are fundamental to the yogic culture and the dynamism of self-realized preceptors which ensures that the teachings remain fresh and relevant in all ages.

The Satyananda Yoga system is a complete science of harmonious living, suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, mental condition and level of fitness. Addressing the whole person, not just the physical body, Satyananda Yoga provides a systematic method of integration of mind, body and spirit, and process of developing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual faculties in life. It is an evolving system, concerned not only with teaching practices of Yoga, but also engaged in delving into the wisdom of the ancient science of Yoga to revive and systematize the techniques. Integrating the profound essence of all the yogas (Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga etc.) the approach of Satyananda Yoga is actively evolving as a science useful for daily life and appropriate to needs of modern society.