Durante il Convegno Mondiale sullo Yoga e le celebrazioni del Giubileo d’Oro della Bihar School of Yoga, tenutisi a Munger, Bihar, nell’ottobre 2013, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati ha annunciato una nuova direzione per lo yoga. Dopo cinquant’anni di diffusione dello yoga in tutto il mondo, la Bihar School of Yoga entra nei prossimi cinquant’anni con una nuova comprensione e un nuovo approccio.
Questo approccio è diventato evidente nel primo Corso per Istruttori di Yoga di un mese condotto nell’agosto 2014 a Ganga Darshan Vishwa Yogapith sotto la guida e ispirazione dirette di Swami Niranjan.
In una serie di discorsi ai residenti e agli studenti dell’ashram, ha sottolineato la direzione futura del Satyananda Yoga-Bihar Yoga. Ha esposto l’origine dello yoga e i suoi tre distinti periodi di sviluppo nella storia.
Ha descritto il ruolo e il contributo di esponenti delle varie branche dello yoga, contestualizzando la comprensione contemporanea dello yoga. Questo tema è stato ampliato ulteriormente durante il programma “Ashram Life Yoga Satsang” tenuto a dicembre del 2014.
Yoga Chakra presenta quest’innovativa e pionieristica visione dello yoga per l’epoca a venire. Attraverso queste lezioni, il lettore è invitato a intraprendere un viaggio alla scoperta di una nuova dimensione dello yoga.
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In un’epoca in cui lo Yoga è diffuso in ogni parte del mondo, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati ci regala questa perla, per spiegarci da dove viene lo Yoga e dove sta andando.
La rappresentazione dello Yoga integrale come di una ruota, chakra, mi ha donato una visione completa della tradizione del Satyananda Yoga e mi ha fatto riflettere su quanto in realtà la conosco.
Che cambiamenti possiamo aspettarci in noi se applichiamo solo una piccolissima parte della conoscenza dello yoga? Questo libro è fondamentale per capire i passi che dobbiamo compiere, nella corretta successione, per definirci realmente dei sadhaka e percorre il cammino dello Yoga.
Sadhana Shakti – Centro Satyananda Yoga Udine
E’ stato per me un testo di grande ispirazione.
Mi ha permesso attraverso una unica lettura di risalire lungo le origini più profonde dello Yoga per giungere ai giorni nostri ed addentrarmi nell’attuale visione prospettica.
Permette di scoprire il tema dello Yoga nella sua accezione più piena e non solo riconducibile ad alcuni aspetti definiti.
E’ un libro da rileggere con il passare del tempo, offre sempre spunti nuovi tra righe che sembrano essere le stesse.
E’ un testo che consiglierei a tutti coloro che desiderano comprendere e conoscere lo YOGA nella sua visione più completa andando oltre l’approccio legato alle pratiche.
Prembindu – Centro Satyananda Yoga Cormons
SWAMI NIRANJANANANDA SARASWATI
Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati was born at Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh in 1960. An exceptionally gifted child, he was considered a yogi from birth and was selected by his guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, for a special upbringing and education. At the age of four he joined the Bihar School of Yoga (BSY) at Munger and his secular and spiritual education were personally supervised by Swami Satyananda. At the age of ten, he was initiated into Dashnami sannyasa in 1970
In 1971 Swami Niranjanananda was sent overseas to further his training and education. He lived in many ashrams and yoga centres throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia.
He traveled widely in these countries, assisting in the development of ashrams and centres, and conducting many yoga programs. During this period of his life, he not only furthered his education, but also achieved a profound understanding of the needs of the different communities and countries he visited. As well as acquiring fluency in many languages, including Hindi, English and Spanish, he also made intensive studies in Sanskrit and ancient texts and is, today, considered a master in this field.
In 1983, Swami Niranjanananda was recalled to India and, although only twenty-three, was appointed president of BSY. He also took over the administration of Ganga Darshan, the Yoga Research Foundation, and Sivananda Math, and was also appointed the first paramacharya of the International Yoga Fellowship Movement (IYFM).
In 1990 Swami Niranjanananda was initiated into paramahamsa sannyasa. In 1993 he presided over the Tyag Golden Jubilee-a world yoga convention in honour of his guru’s fifty years of dedication to sannyasa and the upliftment of humanity.
This event was attended by people from all over the world, who came, not just to listen to various spiritual masters, but also to eminent scientists, doctors and educationalists, who discussed the results of yoga in their particular field. During this convention, Swami Niranjanananda announced his retirement from the presidency of BSY in order to have more time to travel overseas and spread the message of yoga on a more global scale.
Since 1994 he has visited most western countries including North and South America, Europe and Australia, as well as making extensive tours within India where he has been instrumental in introducing yoga into prisons, medical colleges, villages, schools and the army.
In 1994 he founded the Bihar Yoga Bharati, Institute of Advanced Studies in Yogic Sciences (BYB) at Munger, India as an educational and charitable institution for advanced studies in yogic sciences. It is the culmination of the vision of Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda. BYB is the world’s first accredited institution wholly devoted to teaching yoga. A comprehensive yogic education is imparted with provision to grant certificates and diplomas in yogic studies. It offers a complete scientific and yogic education according to the needs of today, through the areas of Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology, Applied Yogic Science and Yoga Ecology. Swami Niranjanananda is its present chancellor.
In 1995, during the celebrations of the Sat Chandi Maha Yajna rituals at Rikhiadham, Swami Satyananda transmitted his spiritual powers to Swami Niranjanananda, and he thus became a guru in the tantric tradition.
Swami Niranjanananda has authored over twenty books and guides national and international programs. He is a man who belongs equally to both East and West. His cosmopolitan background has contributed to his inherent understanding of people and their particular needs, no matter what society or walk of life they come from. He is universally revered and loved as a spiritual master, not just because of his infinite wisdom and compassion, but because he is a man who radiates joy and celebrates each moment of life.
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The authors of the texts are Swami Paramahansa Satyananda, who is worldly recognised as one of the major authorities of yoga and tantra, and his successor Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, founder of Bihar Yoga Bharati, the first yoga University in the world, an institution that imparts education in yogic studies and is recognised by the Indian Governament.
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