evaṁ prāṇamathoṅkāraṁ yasmātsarvamanekadhā
yunakti yunjate vāpi yasmādyoga iti smṛtaḥ
ekatvaṁ prāṇamanasorindriyāṇāṁ tathaiva ca
sarvabhāvaparityāgo yoga ityabhidhīyat
When the Yogi unites his life-breath with aum or is united with the Whole in manifold ways, it is remembered as Yoga. This oneness of breath, mind and senses, the renunciation of all thoughts and feelings, this is termed Yoga.
~ maitri upaniṣad 6.25, kṛṣṇa yajur veda
“Yoga is our heritage. Yoga belongs to the whole world. We don’t copyright it; but I strongly support the efforts to protect it without getting diluted. Customizing should not lead to dilution.
The true yoga teacher should customize, but not dilute. As a Yogi by birth, trained in all
dimensions of Yoga, here I stand to save the Yoga tradition in all its original and pure form.”
– Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji
With more and more people teaching and practicing Yoga around the globe, it has become increasingly difficult to identify an authentic system where the practice has not been diluted on the pretext of catering to the needs of diverse audiences. The current yoga system practiced worldwide, dilutes and even contradicts the real yogic practices, limiting yoga to mere asanas (postures) or pranayama (breathing techniques). Most humanity has been bereft of the original, pure science of Yoga. Yoga is the ‘uniting’ of the mind-body-being into the space of Advaita, Oneness; this is the path and goal of Yoga.
As per the Yoga Pada in Agama scriptures, that are the direct words of Mahadeva, Yoga is experiencing union with Oneness itself. This understanding of Yoga is the basis for the real science of Yoga, and not the mind control or body control methods.
Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji, guided by powerful Yogis and Mystic from childhood, has been a practitioner of all dimensions of Yogic sciences, retaining the pure form and body-language of Yoga, that till now have disappeared from the modern yoga texts.
A new species of Enlightened Yogis is being created on the planet with yogic bodies that carry the 5 components of Yogic physiology: Physique, Strength, Stamina, Flexibility and Energy.
A Yogic body, purified by the study of Yogic scriptures, is must to be able to awaken and continue to hold the Kundalini Shakti, the inner potential energy as much as the Yogic powers to experience the peak human possibility.
To preserve the ancient science of Yoga in the uncompromisingly authentic and most effective form as described in the ancient scriptures, the Avatar Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji has re-introduced Yoga to the world under the name ‘Nithyananda YogaSM’. Although yoga has been part of the spiritual routine and meditation programs right from the early days, Nithyananda YogaSM was formally launched in 2011 to bring back the original yoga revealed by Sadashiva to the masses.
Nithyananda YogaSM Teacher’s Training programs are the gift of authentic science of Yoga from the Source by the Avatar to the true aspirants and practitioners of Yoga. The Yogacharyas are nurtured to learn how to practice and spread the great tradition of Yoga without misrepresenting or altering the original verses, the original actions, the original truths of Yoga as it is.
Paramapujya Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji also launched 112 Nithya KriyasSM for healing common ailments, and over 600 meditation techniques. In keeping with the Vedic principle that knowledge is free, all these have been made available online at no cost.