Anusara combines a strong emphasis on physical alignment with a positive philosophy derived from Tantra Yoga. The philosophy’s premise is “belief in the intrinsic goodness of all beings”. The poses are taught in a way that encourages the heart to open, both physically and mentally. Classes are light-hearted and accessible to students of differing abilities.
The interpretation/translation of the Sanskrit term “anusara” is “flowing with Grace, flowing with Nature, following your heart”. Anusara Yoga was founded in 1997 by John Friend.
May also be referred to as: Heart Yoga, Open Heart Yoga