Developed in the late 1960s by the father-and-son team of Kavi Yogi Swarananda Mani Finger and Alan Finger, ISHTA is similar to most existing forms of yoga in that it makes asana and pranayama the centerpiece of its training.
Founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born Mahesh Prasad Varma, built the program based on his studies with Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, or Guru Dev, who discovered a lost Veda meditation technique in ancient Hindu teachings.
For the absolute beginner who would like some intensive help getting started, or the experienced yogi who wants some direct assistance with perfecting technique, a private instructor is an ideal solution.
All of these free yoga exercises online can round out a centered yoga practice, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi looking for free routines to replace DVDs or expensive studio classes.
It can take time for the yoga poses and sequences to work, so unless you are an intermediate to advanced yogi, give yoga a try for a few days before giving up or moving on to other sleep aids.