This Yoga type was founded by Swami Vishnudevananda. Sivananda Yoga offers a gentle approach making the Yoga practice compatible with a contemporary lifestyle; practitioners follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a vegetarian diet, meditation and positive thinking.

Sivananda Yoga has a series of 12 postures and incorporates chanting, Pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation in each session.

Sivananda Yoga is focused on preserving the health and wellness of the practitioner, retaining the vigour of the body, retarding the decaying process and decreasing possibility of disease.

Sivananda Yoga is suggested for all levels and abilities, for those wishing to improve elasticity and power and achieve a calm and focussed mind.

Other types of Yoga include:
Sivananda Yoga

Hatha yoga
Vinyasa yoga
Ashtanga yoga
Iyengar yoga
Kundalini yoga
Bikram yoga
Kripalu yoga
Sivananda yoga
Raja yoga
Mantra yoga
Purna yoga
Bhakti yoga
Jnana yoga
Karma yoga