|Swamiji's Asana practice 1958
In an extraordinarily short time he achieved mastery of 500 Yoga Asanas,
100 pranayamas and all the important kriyas, bandhas and mudras associated with Kundalini Yoga. Through the practice of Raja
Yoga and Gyana Yoga he attained deep and profound realization of many levels of being and consciousness.
His inner experience led to mystically inspired poetry which reflect his
love of divinity. His poetry has until this time been published only in Hindi. His volumes of poetry; a trilogy entitled Sangam
(confluence) and a book called Hridayangam (enshrined in the heart) have been widely admired throughout India by spiritual
leaders and literary masters. They have praised the esoteric quality and high mysticism expressed by his poems.
In 1960 Swamiji established the International Yogant Academy in Swargashram
in Rishikesh in a beautiful and secluded jungle area overlooking the Ganges. Since then he has been dedicating his life to
awakening superconsciousness in spiritual aspirants from all parts of the world and teaching all aspects of Yoga. His techings
emphasize the importance of balancing the body through Hatha Yoga and ECO Therapy, Clarifying the mind through study of sacred
texts and meditation and purifying the heart through devotional practices. By these methods a person can experience the true
enjoyment of the senses the attainment of mental peace and the realization of the ecstatic bliss of the Self.
|Swamiji and Goa Gil
Swamiji was invited by his students and devotees to visit and teach internationally.
He travelled throughout Europe, America, Japan and Austrailia giving classes and darshan.
In 1976 he was invited to Europe as a visiting yoga professor. He was
in the company of Swami Dharmanandaji in Brussels, Swami Hamsanandaji in
France, and Michael Hegler in Amsterdam.
In 1980 he arrived in America to teach as a Yoga Professor in: California
with Alex Pappas, Ganga White, and Sufi Master Joe Miller, Vermont at Amherst
College with Dr. Robert Thurman (Uma Thurman's father), New York with Hilda Charlton and Muktananda. Also in Massachucets
and Hawaii with devotees and spiritual friends.
|Swamiji and Joe Miller, Sufi Master San Francisco
Throughout his life Swamiji has been graced by the close company of many
wonderful friends and would like to honor the spiritual companionship of: Swami Asangananda Saraswati Mahamandaleshwaharji
chairman of Parmath Niketan, Swami Chidananda Maharaji, BKS Iyengar, Ram Das, Harish Johari, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Swami
Satchidananda Ji, Baba Muktananda, Swami Rama, Mother Hilda Charlton, Rick Ramana Das, Krishan Dutt, Vaidik Rishi, Yogi Amrit
Desai and Ved Bharti Ji.
As a spiritual guide Swamiji relies on inspiration, experience and the
process of integral yoga to convey his message. His unique style inspires growth and transformation in his students.
Some of Swamiji's students are, the Late Mary Jean Braille Dharmananda of Brussles, Goa Gil Mangalanand Trance guru, Phillip
Moffit of the Life balance Institute, Professor Alex Pappas, Peter Oswald of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Hiroshi
Swamiji is currently in retreat in his own Sadhana but continues to teach serious
spiritual aspirants and gives daily darshan to seekers around the world.
|Swamiji and Sri Satchidananda
|BKS Iyengar Ji and Swami Premvarniji