TRADITIONAL TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES — SIVANANDA LINEAGE
The Yoga Warehouse, founded in 1998, maintains a tradition of Sivananda Yoga in Fort Lauderdale that started in 1969. Our mission is to propagate the authentic teachings and practices of Yoga for the physical, mental and spiritual upliftment of ourselves, our community and all beings.
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“Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.”
– SWAMI VISHNUDEVANANDA
The Five Points of Yoga
After closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the West, Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, noted that the ancient wisdom of Yoga can be synthesized into five basic principles, which can be easily incorporated into our own lifestyles to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that the activities at the Yoga Warehouse are based.
Proper Exercise (Asanas)
Enhances the flexibility of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and stimulates circulation. Flexibility and strength of the spine keep the body youthful.
Proper Breathing (Pranayama)
Connects the body to its battery, the solar plexus, which is a storehouse of energy. Stress and depression can be overcome by breathing more deeply with increased awareness.
Proper Relaxation (Savasana)
Relieves the body of existing stress symptoms (including muscle tension and breathlessness) and also helps develop resistance against external stress factors. Once body and mind are freed from constant overload they are at ease and perform more efficiently.
Proper Diet (Vegetarian or Vegan)
Promotes health and has a positive effect on body and mind. It is natural, simple to prepare, easy to digest and absorb. It is based on proper food choices and causes the least harm to other living beings and the environment.
Positive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana)
Eliminates negative thought patterns and provides an experience of inner peace by controlling the mind through meditation. This is the key to peace of mind.