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What is Svaroopa Yoga? 

Svaroopa Yoga is a healing style of yoga that uses a variety of yoga poses to alleviate stiffness in the body, leaving you feeling flexible, supple and rejuvenated. 

Created by Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati, Svaroopa - meaning 'self-knowledge' – Svaroopa Yoga classes use a technique called 'Core Opening' to decompress the spine, lifting pressure off the nervous system, organs and muscles so that energy can flow without blockages.  

Starting at the base of the back, this type of yoga works on releasing the tension in the muscles around the spine, in order to allow more fluid movement and better relaxation throughout the body. 

Go to Svaroopa Yoga if you want: 

Energy flow 

Alignment 

Support props 

Relaxation 

Physical yoga poses 

Physical therapy 

Gentle exercise 

Anatomy focus 

Breath-synchronised movement 

Watch a Svaroopa Yoga intro 

Who was Svaroopa Yoga founded by? 

Svaroopa Yoga was founded by Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati. 

When was Svaroopa Yoga founded? 

Svaroopa Yoga was founded in 1995. 

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Lucy Edge 

is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.

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