The Lineage of Yoga
Throughout the Hindu history, after the revelation of Yoga by Paramashiva Himself, great Yogis and sadhus practiced Yoga to acquire the best physique and physiology to manifest the state and powers of Paramashiva. This is authentic Yoga.
Even just 30 years back, Yogananda Puri was alive on Earth, shamelessly showcasing the Shaktis from the Hindu Shastra. He was born in 1921 in a small village in the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai. He grew up practicing the traditions of the Natha Sampradaya evolved into a powerful Yogi roaming all over India. For a long time, he resided in what is now Burma until in 1948 when the British split India into smaller countries. That is when he returned to Tiruvannamalai and settled down.
But it wasn’t until 1978, his true purpose for descending on planet Earth was fulfilled.
January 1978, the cosmos Itself was born in a human body. In the twilight hour of the morning. He assumed the body inside his mother’s womb. His name was Rajasekaran and He would later be known to the world as SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam.
Yogananda Puri was in the young Avatar’s life from the beginning on.
The Avatar SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam describes the extraordinary power Yogananda Puri carried. He says, “My Guru, Raghupati Yogi, he is extraordinary. He is totally a body of miracles! He is just a bunch of miracles! That’s all! Anything he does will be miracle. He will just sip the cold water through the nose, and spit that water through mouth, and it will be boiling water! I have seen the kind of a play he will do. And he will sip the hot coffee through the mouth, and just start releasing that through the nose. By the time it reaches the ground, it will become ice-ball, please understand, ice-cube! Means, he can play anything with his body! He can make his body as hot boiler or freezer! I have seen with my own eyes, he cooking just by touching the pot! In the mud pot, he will put water, rice, and just touch it. In two minutes rice is ready! He will tell, ‘Come on, eat! The kind of a heat he will generate through his body, or cold he can generate through his body! His body was a freezer, boiler, all put together! Early morning, when he wakes me up and takes me to the temple to teach Yoga, during this Margazhi month, the water will be very cold. I have seen him doing this multiple times. He will just point to the area where I am taking bath. That area will be warm. Sometimes, even hot water! In the temple tank, he will put his finger and say, ‘Come on. Take bath!” It will be warm water or hot water, never I felt the cold! That is a totally different level. I am talking, normal, so-called, your plane. And my grandfather-the kind of a faith he had about his body! We are the last generation who have seen those kind of people.”
Now, the SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam has promised not only to make thousands of Yogis, but lead the whole world into a conscious awakening.
Nithyananda Yoga – The authentic Yoga
Nithyananda Yoga is the revival of THE original Yoga. It has been revealed and gifted to the world by Living Avatar SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam as per the intention of Paramashiva, not as a mere physical exercise but as a clear path to manifest yogic powers.
Nithyananda Yoga is all about experiencing, expressing and manifesting the state, space, powers and glory of Paramashiva!
Revival of Paramashiva’s Original Yoga
For most Yogis around the world, enlightened master Patanjali is the Father or Yoga: He presented a system call Ashtanga Yoga, comprising 8 dimensions of Yoga, approximately 3,000 years ago.
Little we know that Yoga was revealed in details by Paramashiva, the first and foremost Guru, in a system He revealed as Shashtanga Yoga, over 60,000 years before Patanjali!
Paramashiva reveals Shashtanga Yoga in the Kirana Agama – (Yoga Pada 2.3), one of the original authentic scripture on Yoga:
प्रत्याहारस्तथा ध्यानं प्राणायामोस्थ धारणम् ।
आसनञ्च समाधिश्च योगाङ्गानि षडेव तु ॥ ३ ॥
pratyaharastatha dhyana prā āyāmostha dharaam |
Asanañcasamadhiśca Yoga gani a evatu||3||
It is to be known that there are six limbs of Yoga. Now listen to those various subservient parts of yogic practice: pratyahira, dhyana, prääyäma, dhiraa, isana, and samadhi are the six constituents of the Yogasystem.
Three truths you need to know about Yoga
On June 21st 2016 International Day of Yoga, the SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam addressed the world in a mind blowing discourse, sharing sacred secrets on the true Origins of Yoga. Here is what you have never been told, but need to know about Yoga:
1) Yoga is from Paramashiva
This first thing you need to know is that Yoga did not originate from Patanjali. “Patanjali is the organizer, not originator. That’s the first thing you need to know”, said the SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam.
The SPH explained, “With all my respects to Patanjali, I want to declare this truth to the world: 60,000 years before Patanjali, a Being walked on the Planet Earth, assuming the physical form, Adi Guru, Paramashiva, the Founder and Father of the Yoga system.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras is a great book, no doubt, but not the first book. Unfortunately, many popular Yoga gurus all over the world, always stop with Patanjali. Very few say Yoga was before Patanjali, and even if they say, they’re not able to present the scriptures and literature.
All the revelations of Paramashiva are called Agamas, the complete work of Paramashiva, where He presents detailed, elaborate material with high quality precision. People are very comfortable having Patanjali as the originator of Yoga because Patanjali can be secularized, but not Paramashiva.
2) Yoga is from Hinduism
The second important truth is that Yoga is from Hinduism.
Always ask for the original source. It is unfortunate that the original scriptures revealed by Paramashiva are not available for the masses. It is unfortunate nobody promoted that. Because it is very easy to secularize Patanjali; very difficult to secularize Paramashiva.
We need to understand that Yoga cannot be developed and cannot be separated from Hinduism. It is a perfect system that was revealed by Paramashiva and further organized by living enlightened masters, disciples of Paramashiva over thousands of years, with a clear purpose, an intention.
You cannot develop on Paramashiva. Yoga is a complete science that has taken into account all types of bodies past, present and yet to come in the future. Altering Yoga is not development but dilution.
The secular world has diluted a great science that we are yet to discover and reveal to the masses. But first understand, if you have practiced something in the name of Yoga, ask your teacher for the clear reference. Where did this technique come from? Always ask for the source. Only then you should even consider practicing these techniques safely.
3) Yoga is the science of radiating enlightenment
The third important truth is that Yoga is not just the science of keeping you healthy, Yoga is the science of radiating enlightenment.
Through Yoga one attains liberation
Sastra Pramana, scriptural authority:
Paramashiva reveals in Kirana Agama-Yoga Pada (II.3)
योगाद्सिद्धिश्च मोक्षश्च तदभ्यासाच्छुभम् खग ।
षडङ्गरसच बोद्धव्यस्तस्याङ्गाम् सृणुष्व तत् ॥
Yogadsiddhiśca mokshaśca tadabhyäsäcchubham khaga|
shadagassaca boddhavyastasya gamshnu vatat ||
Through the practice of Yoga one can attain beneficent accomplishments. He can attain liberation. He can ascend to the state of ineffable bliss.
Yoga is not just the ability to stretch your body. It is ability to manifest what you want. Yoga is not all about making you better man. Yoga is all about making you Superman.
Nithyananda Yoga is THE Yoga for your body
Power of yogic physiology
Understand, Yogic Body means: power, energy, flexibility, health. All these four put together is Yogic body. Yogic body in itself is a Power. All four qualities are worked upon and developed through the authentic practice of Nithyananda Yoga”, including traditional asanas, pranayamas, yogic cleansing techniques, mudras, bandhas, and the traditional Rope and Pole Yoga: Shivakhamba.
When the body is intensely prepared by the practice of Nithyananda Yoga and Shivakhamba, the master’s initiation- the Shaktipata, simply becomes Power.
The Power of Yogic physiology is the ability to go beyond food. The ability to build itself on pure Prana and long breath. The ability to go beyond sleep, eat as much as it wants or as little as possible. A Yogic body is the one whose muscle memory expresses its peak possibilities.
Having a glimpse of enlightenment, a satori, is not difficult. But to hold and radiate the same energy continuously, the body needs preparation.
It needs to develop a strong nervous system. Only then it will hold the master’s energy during initiation. It will directly manifest as powers.
In a male body you should start with power, then add flexibility, then add energy; it will become healthy. For female body, start with flexibility, then add power, then add energy; it will become healthy. That is why the male body should start from Shivakhamba.
Nithyananda Yoga is a great possibility! The possibility to live an extraordinary life, in an extraordinary body. You are now ready to start your practice!