Shiva yoga is a living path of inner transformation to enlightenment. Stemming from the Vedas, Shiva yoga addresses our perpetual questions of our origin, destiny, purpose, the purpose of the cosmos, love and faith. This particular form of yoga (or union) is devoted to Lord Shiva. Shiva yoga explains Shiva as one of the three primary gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Shiva is the destroyer of ignorance and suffering. Everything in creation is always changing and making way for something more. This is the energy of Shiva. Through Shiva yoga, the student comes to realize that within the constant changes, it is the “always” factor that holds the key. It is that constant that is and explains the universe, God and our role in life.
The practice of spiritual discipline is called sadhana. Shiva yoga offers special techniques, used as aids and guideposts to help the student on his path. This sadhana involves meditation, breathing techniques, yoga techniques, chanting, studying, devotional service (seva) and contemplation to name a few.