Sivananda yoga class in Rishikesh is based on the action plan that consists of whole twelve postures one after another. It can be associated with the practice similar to Surya namaskar or hath yoga practice. In Sivananda style of practice of Yoga one after another sequence of the asana is followed, where one requires to control breathe and coordinate this breathing along with the physical movements, focus on the mental awareness and liberation. This one is closely monitored with the movement of body and addition of meditation and pranayama and any other forms also like meditation that requires getting the required benefits of yoga as a whole that is to say mental aspect physical domain and spiritual action.
In Sivananda asanas in sequence of yoga practice the session starts with Headstand or shirshasana which is a complicated yoga asana which might seem difficult in starting but requires focus and hard work and once mastered has numerous positive aspects which affects the vertex of the head, where the brain is located and is responsible for the action of the body, sending blood flow to the brain and focus on the subconscious mind and activity.
Then next the yoga asana is done is basic yoga poses like Shoulder stand or Calamba Sarvangasana this asana stimulates the upper part of the body special the shoulder girdle and upper back strengthening the upper body muscles.
Next asana that is done is matyasana or fish asana that stimulates the lower body part and pelvis region too.
All these 3 asana has the ability and power avidity that affect the various organs and glands like thyroid gland, affects the thymus gland these both organs are responsible for the metabolism in the body, next to these asana acts on the circulation of the body which affects the overall health of the heart.
Similarly, this also contains an array of back bending poses like Cobra pose or Locust; the action is on the lower body organs like the female and male reproductive system, kidneys and intestine so related to fertility and digestion in the human body.
Then we will come to the last asana of the series that is which is Shavasana or corpse pose we are moving from a more rigorous forceful poses to a more relaxed mode and decompressed position of the body, the main action is the withdrawal from the outer sense and we are also withdrawing from the outer consciousness of the body.