Heartfulness proposes meditation on the heart with an aim of attaining subtler levels of consciousness. The heart is not merely a pump for blood circulation – its role goes far beyond that. References in ancient Indian literature on Yoga, especially that from Sages like Patanjali,…
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Organisation was founded in 1957 by Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a Yoga Pioneer and Peace Activist. He is a direct disciple of H.H. Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj of Rishikesh. The purpose of the centre is to bring yoga in all its aspects to a wider audience both in the West and in India.
The organisation is now considered to be one of the largest and most influential of its kind in the world. It is dedicated to the teaching of classical, traditional yoga, commonly referred to as Sivananda Yoga, to as wide a public as possible. The unprecedented work of the organisation has now assumed worldwide dimensions and is in addition credited with being largely responsible for the popularity of yoga today.