The 12 asanas of the Sivananda Yoga sequence, designed by Swami Vishnudevananda, are purposely ordered in a particular way and when done correctly, they can influence and positively energise all systems of the body: the circulatory system, endocrine system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, and the digestive system. The muscles are strengthened and toned, the joints are lubricated, and the spine becomes supple as it is exercised in all its possible directions of movement.
This sequence is accessible to everyone and can be easily developed for a home practice. Swami Vishnudevananda never wanted yoga to seem complicated or out of reach, exclusive only for advanced practitioners. He believed yoga is for everybody. His idea was to bring more people to yoga by offering a potent practice for daily life. The Sivananda Yoga sequence can be modified for more beginner and advanced practitioners, and it’s simple enough to remember, even for novice practitioners.