Anusara Yoga® is a system of Yoga rooted in the non-dual philosophy that affirms the cycle of life. It is based on a perspective that an intrinsic Energy that is beneficent is the essence of everyone and everything. Oriented around the heart and the application of precise bio-mechanical Universal Principles of Alignment™, Anusara empowers you to skillfully align your inner and outer body to fully awaken to your highest potential and divine essence.
An artistic expression from the inside out, Anusara invites you to experience deep connection and transformation on all levels – body, mind and soul.
Founded by master yoga teacher John Friend, Anusara yoga is now being taught globablly by licensed teachers of the Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga™. Inspired by the vision of essential Divinity and a progressive bio-mechanical system of alignment, Anusara yoga is loved and practiced by hundreds of thousands like hearted students. It encompasses a world-wide community that shares the perspective that any experience can be a gateway to recognize and experience the one unifying energy that underlies all of embodied existence. A welcoming environment of extraordinary teachers and open hearted students embraces anyone wishing to explore the full spectrum of life through Anusara yoga.
The Sanskrit word “Anusara” is derived from a verse in the epic text the Kularnava Tantra. The ‘anu’ can mean ‘with, the small point, minute, the subtle one, the individual, the soul.’ ‘Sara’ can mean ‘essence, flow, fluid, current, spirit.’ Anusara encourages us to ‘Flow with Grace,’ ‘Follow your Heart.’ It is the ‘Soul moving in the wake of Spirit’, ‘With the Flow’.
Anusara yoga is an invitation for you to fully step into the Flow and experience all of the richness and highest possibility of your own life.
Shakti’nipata-anusarena shishyo’nugraham arhati – Kularnava Tantra 14.38
By falling into the current of Grace the seeker becomes capable of holding the Light.