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Swara Yoga. Ref: “Shiva Swarodaya” (Original Sanskrit Text) “Swarayoga” – Swami Muktibodhananda under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda. Yoga Vidya Gurukul yogapoint.com. What is Swara Yoga?. Ancient, closely guarded, esoteric science Origins in the Tantras

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swara yoga

Swara Yoga

Ref: “Shiva Swarodaya” (Original Sanskrit Text)

“Swarayoga” – Swami Muktibodhananda under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda

Yoga Vidya Gurukul

yogapoint.com

what is swara yoga
What is Swara Yoga?
  • Ancient, closely guarded, esoteric science
  • Origins in the Tantras
  • One text – ‘Shivaswaroday’ – dialogue between Shiva & Parvati
  • Swara – continuous sound
  • Science of breath, prana, its rhythms, movements and patterns
  • Talks of relationship between prana and cosmic prana
  • Science of Siddhis or ESP
science swara yoga
Science & Swara Yoga
  • Body – Dynamo with infinite electrical currents
  • Kirlian Photography & Prana
  • Breath – controls many autonomic & voluntary functions
  • Nose – Peripheral organ of the autonomic nervous system
prana emotions
Prana & emotions
  • Thoughts and prana travel through the breath.
  • Emotions affect the breath.
  • Examples -
advantages of swara yoga
Advantages of Swara Yoga
  • Fighting wars, Overcome enemy, winning friends
  • Gaining wealth, prosperity, popularity
  • Winning favor of king,
  • Knowledge of past, present & future
  • Achieving sound mental, physical & spiritual health
  • Swara in Daily Life
swara or nostrils
Left nostril

Ida nadi

Mental energy

Moon

Cold

Female

Right brain

Relaxation

Considered auspicious

Right nostril

Pingala nadi

Physical energy

Sun

Hot

Male

Left brain

Stress response

Hard, tough, not so virtuous

Swara or Nostrils
acts to be performed
Left

All auspicious acts

Stable, permanent actions

Purchasing jewelry, clothes, journey etc

Construction of house

Offices, temple etc.

Marriages, religious rights, peaceful work

Treating incurable diseases

Right

Extreme tantra tech.

Destroying enemies

Sensual pleasures

Work requiring extreme dynamism,

physical work

Solving Mathematics,

Eating, gratifying senses

Meanest & worst actions

Acts to be performed
third swara sushumna
Third Swara Sushumna
  • Center of the spinal cord
  • Shiva in So-Ham
  • Left & right swara flows together
  • No worldly action recommended, work gives no result
  • Non attachment
  • Meditation recommended
how nostrils work
How nostrils work?
  • Nostrils change every 1 to 3 hours, from left nostril for 1 to 3 hours to right nostril for 1 to 3 hours again to left
  • A healthy rhythm, is 1 ½ hours.
  • Linked with the sun and moon phases.
  • When both nostrils are active – Sushumna nadi is active
daily schedule
Daily Schedule
  • Get up before sunrise for better physical and mental health.
  • Waking – check which nostril is most active and move that side first.
  • Yoga & exercise
  • Eating food
  • Mental work – left nostril
  • Physical work – right nostril
  • Sleep
  • Travel
  • Shopping
  • Enjoyment – parties, movies, get together
interactions relationships
Interactions & Relationships
  • Left nostril – peaceful and friendly
  • Right nostril – aggressive and forceful
  • Relationships & nostrils
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Food
  • What you eat affects swaras or nostril rhythms.
  • Right – proper hunger and digestive stimulation.
  • Left – depressive – can increase or decrease hunger in an unnatural way.
  • Cold – milk, banana, curd, guava (stimulate left)
  • Hot – spices, ginger, garlic (right)
how to change the nostrils
How to change the nostrils.
  • Anuloma Viloma / Alternate nostril breath for 10 – 15 min.
  • Place cotton wool in left nostril to block it – turns on right nostril.
  • Hand under left armpit and press for 5 min to turn on right nostril.
  • Sleep on left side to turn on right nostril.
  • Same nostril breathing will turn the nostril on.
health
Health
  • Can predict and prevent disturbances in health.
  • To maintain health, balance the nostrils.
  • Stress – balance both the nostrils
  • Depression & anxiety – activate more right nostril
  • Anger & aggression – activate left nostril
  • If a cold is coming – left is more active. To prevent it activate right.
  • Migraine – change nostril.
  • Heatstroke – switch on left nostril.