A traditional, gentle form of yoga which concentrates on breath control, stretching, and silent meditation. Sivananda yoga consists of twelve basic yoga poses, designed to increase strength and flexibility and to improve the sitting position for longer meditations. These poses are practised in a sequence, stimulating energy centers in the body from the head down. The twelve basic poses are covered in a beginner’s class. As the student advances, variations of the twelve poses are covered as well as more advanced breathing techniques. Sivananda Yoga is quite a dynamic yoga giving the body a complete workout with short relaxations between poses.