Welcome to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Centre. We offer many courses in yoga and meditation for the beginner, intermediate as well as for the advanced practitioner. We follow the ancient discipline of yoga practice as taught by founder Swami Vishnudevananda, one of the foremost disciples of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh.
In 1987 the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in West Fort, Trivandrum was opened as part of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres (ISYVC), a non-profit organization. Swami Vishnudevananda synthesized the ancient wisdom of yoga into five basic principles that could easily be incorporated into one's daily lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living. The teachings at the centre are based around these 'Five Points of Yoga'.
The Five Points of Yoga include:
Proper Exercise - asana
Proper Breathing - pranayama
Proper Relaxation - savasana
Proper Diet - vegetarian
Positive Thinking and Meditation - Vedanta and Dhyana