Satyananda Yoga is a system developed by the late Swami Satyananda Saraswati and his lineage, which incorporates practices derived from ancient and traditional sources.
It uses asana (postures), shatkarmas (cleansing practices) and pranayama (breathing practices), to balance and purify the body and mind, mudras and bandhas to work on the energy body, and meditation (including yoga nidra), and chanting to calm and focus the mind.
The Satyananda approach incorporates the whole person, not just the body. There
is an emphasis on awareness, and practitioners are encouraged to learn about all
aspects of their personality through Yoga. The roots of Satyanda Yoga lie in the
Tantric tradition which aims to expand the human consciousness and to liberate the
primal energy (Kundalini). Practices on this path of transcendental awakening include
mantras, yantras, chakras and mandalas.