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Seek the Self
Wings to freedom
A dialogue with a Yogi
For the unbearable lightness of being
Hamsa Yoga for the soul
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Religious discourse at CII
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Yogi stresses on new view of spirituality

Yoga camp for school kids
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 9

Students of Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Mohali are being instructed in specialised 'yog sadhana' since the past two weeks. Hamsacharya Jyoti Subramanian, disciple of Himalayan Master Yogiraj Siddhanath of the Hamsa Yoga Sangh is conducting these classes.

Detailing the need of the yoga Principal Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Air Cmde S.K. Sharma, today said that these practices were especially designed for children and were effective in increasing concentration and power of retention, a healthy body and alert mind. Three hundred students and fifteen teachers were participating in this camp. The school management also organised a workshop for parents today to learn some of these techniques whereby they could help children cope with stress during exams.


Of kriya yoga and spirituality
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 2

The atmosphere is one of serenity. Rugs on the lush grass and kriya master, Yogiraj Siddhanath Gurunath sitting amid his disciples.

On his fifth visit to the city, Gurunath, as his disciples fondly refer to him, speaks affably to everyone present, answering queries on faith with love and patience.

Here to share the knowledge of the ancient science of hamsa and kriya yoga, he talks of kriya yoga as an evolutionary process.

Jyoti Subramanian is a teacher at the Chandigarh centre and talks of a faith that gives freedom of prayer. "You can sit whenever you get the time, when you want to and for as long as you want to. The emphasis is on the internal here."

Are you a guru? Gurunath smiles, "I do not know that. I come here to teach, to share what I have experienced. They (the followers) call me that. To me a guru is one who brings to light the gravity of hidden spiritual knowledge inherent in man."

What is the faith? "It is the soul cry. Humanity is the only religion, breath one's only prayer and consciousness one's only God," he says.

"We are bound by the fact that we are born humans and that is our binding religion," he says. 


Propagating the eternal purity of soul
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 6 2007
Aditi Tondon

The matters of spirit invariably baffle the mind. Lost in the plethora of yogic options available all over and confused by the conflicting philosophies aired from various platforms, one often wonders which "yog" to practise for the upliftment of soul and the attainment of so-called eternal bliss.

Much of this ambiguity ended the moment one soaked in the divine verses of Yogi Siddhanath, the foremost disciple of Shiv Goraksha Nath Babaji. Not loading you with lofty spiritual quotes, Gurunath, who initiates into Hamsa Yoga and Kriya Yoga, the ancient science of the Nath Yogis, focuses your attention on the purity of the soul, irrespective of the space in which it rests. His rhythmic treatise on sin and virtue sounds most convincing as it takes into consideration the circumstances in which a sin is committed as also the setting in which a virtue is earned.

In Chandigarh to hold special classes on Hamsa and Kriya yoga, Gurunath called for faith in the purity of "atman". "Consign all consciousness of sin and virtue to ashes. All spirituality stresses upon the purity of mind and body. Every morning you are born anew. Every morning you awaken to purity. I hold a woman in a brothel purer in mind and spirit than a wily priest who remembers God with sin in mind. I have removed all confusion about sin and virtue by writing a poem which invited the wrath of priests in Pune. But I told them that soul was untouched by sin and virtue."

From a respectable family of Gwalior, Yogiraj Siddhanath studied at Sherwood College, Nainital. He spent his early years in the Himalayas with the great Nath Yogis. Now he helps disciples to sit in meditation by practising easy means.

In Chandigarh, Yogiraj is represented by Hamsacharya Jyoti Subramaniam, who claims she met her mentor through a divine vision. She now runs the Hamsa Yoga Sangh here, initiating students into the age-old practice of Hamsa and Kriya Yoga.

In the presence of Yogiraj today, several queries pertaining to mind, spirit, karma and consciousness were addressed. Talking of Karma Yoga, Yogiraj said, "It is important to train yourself to do such actions whose results you would not mourn. You are the maker of your destiny. Soul must be at peace to allow the mind to meditate. But that does not mean your attentions would not be deflected by thoughts. Whenever you close our eyes to concentrate, you will encounter a melange of images. Absorb them, never dismiss them. Once you accept their reality, they will vanish into oblivion, leaving you free to meditate."

Yogiraj himself experienced the divine light as a 23-year-old. He then set out to propagate peace through dynamic practices of 'New Life Awakening', a form of consciousness he nurtures with his yogic practices. Having experienced the divine, Yogiraj says the feeling of bliss is indescribable. he, however, resorted to verses to share his bliss with us:

"Hold your silence, stillness still...For here your feet upon your head,

Your head is humbled to the floor, the awesome mystery you yourself,

Ask no more...."

"God is within," said Yogiraj, before proceeding for a Hamsa Yoga session at Panchvati Farms today.


From here to eternity
Chandigarh Newsline

Chandigarh, February 6, 2002

"You can chart this course with yoga and a good guru", believes Jyoti Subramanian.

Can a 10-minute daily regime of breathing exercises lead to a quantum jump in marks? Sounds a little implausible, but it can. And no one knows better than Jyoti Subramanian. This Yoga Practitioner was quite surprised when students of St. Peter's in sector 37 began getting better grades soon after she taught then these techniques." It's no miracle, the exercises merely increased their concentration," Jyoti explains.

For her, these are collateral benefits that come your way when you go looking for a higher reality. The one that adds a zing to your life. It's this search that prompted Jyoti to enter the folds of Hamsa Yoga Sangh International in '96. Her initiation itself was, to say least, quite dramatic. Jyoti recalls how see 'saw' Yogiraj Sat Gurunath, the founder of Sangh, at a congregation here. "I closed my eyes and this person materialised out of nowhere. It was only later when i saw his picture that i realised it was him." Taking it as divine call, Jyoti journeyed to the Pune ashram of Gurunath and ended up staying to learn Yoga in true guru-shishya parampara.

Today, this busy mother of two teenagers, who helps husband Jujhar Singh run Panchvati and a poultry farm. Practices it every day. For least an hour. The must-dos include 20 minutes of breathing exercises, 20 minutes of asanas and 20 minutes meditation. "You can stretch these over a day," says Jyoti. Explaining the science behind the' miraculous' benefits of the breathing exercises, Jyoti says: "It's simple, the higher the oxygen level you take in, the healthier you are. And at emotional level, you throw out anger, lust, greed, and bring in love and peace."

Other benefits include an increase in stamina and concentration. Jyoti says:" You become much more centred person, calmer and less flappable." Healing is another fallout. But Jyoti who hasn't taken any pills for last four years, rues that people approach her only when they are left with no other alternative."I don't grudge this, but we shouldn't forget the true end of toga: to be one with god."

For many, happily wrapped up in the present-day world, this goal may not command that immediacy, but Jyoti says by-products of this path itself have started attracting many youngsters to it. "We get people from the age of 8 to 80. And number of youngsters wanting to learn yoga has increased many folds, what with Miss India also raving about it." A case study of worldly desires leading to otherworldly concerns. Not a bad start.


Guru Comes Calling

Saturday 3 April 2004

Panchavti , Hallo Majra, Wednesday, 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Yogiraj Siddhanath will be visiting the city from April 5 to 8. He will address a gathering at panchvati, Hallo Majra on April 7 between 7 pm to 8.30 pm. The Guru will share his knowledge of science of Kriya Yog and will also explain different states of his consciousness including his own Samadhi state. "Yogiraj works on astral planes of his disciples helping them to overcome difficulties on the path of their spiritual evolution" says Hamsacharya Jyoti, Secretary of Hamsa Yoga Sangh.


Hamsa Camp In The City
Times News Network

HAMSA Yoga Sangh (HYS) International, a non profit spiritual body, is organising a four day 'Life and Livingness Camp' in Chandigarh from tomorrow. Yogiraj Satgurunath, founder of the organisation, who lives in pune, will be in the city and the local Hamsa unit has planned a host of activities including meditation with the religious Guru, experimental satsang and initiation of those Practicing 'Kriya Yog'. "The purpose of Guruji's visit is to spread the awareness of Nath Sampratai, a 10,000 years old tradition tracing to the grand lineage of Nath Yogis of Himalayas and to initiate people who are practicing this Yoga in our centres so as to enable them attain higher stages in spirituality," says Jyoti Subramanian, a city based disciple of Yogiraj who organise the camp. HYS conducts specialised classes and workshops for corporates, housewives, professionals, youth and children where the simple yet highly effective yogic techniques perfected by Gurunath are taught. These techniques bring in a rapid inner transformation, which help the practitioner realise his true potential, she says.


Hamsa Yoga: For the mind, body and soul

Jyoti Subramanian talks to Geetika Sasan Bhandari about the benifits of Hamsa yoga

Propounded by yogiraj Sat Gurunath after his meeting with Shiv Goraksha Nath Babaji, Hamsa Yoga was originally founded by the Nath Sampradaya and aims for earth peace. On a practical level, Subramanian talks about how it differs from the other, more common form of Yoga. Over to Hamsacharya....

Hamsa Yoga has made me very content and joyous person. What i like about it is this fact that it is very flexible and suited to modern day we live in. It does not call for you to spend a long period of time on it at one stretch, you can break it up and do it in parts throughout the day ; and it does not ask you to give up anything you like alcohol or non-vegetarian food. It is a totally internal process. What we aim to do is to trap Sun's energy directly and take it into ourselves, so in a sense, we are working towards transforming the body into a light, which is the process of evolution.

Hamsa Yoga is complete because it is a combination of hat, raj, and kriya, which is body, mind, and soul. The common form of Yoga we know hat yoga (this is to do with body and is about asanas). Hamsa Yoga on other hand, combines all three, and, as i tell everyone, gives you what you want from it. If you want to gain from it on physical level, that's what you will get, but if you want to direct all that energy to evolution of your mind and soul, then that is what will happen. As a teacher, I ask people not to waste energy asking for physical and material objects but to look at the broader perspective.

Hamsa Yoga also helps cure physical ailments and maladies as it is holistic and you heal yourself. This process will happen, nevertheless, whether you believe in it or not. For example, when you meditate and concentrate on stomach, all the problems to do with that area will be taken care of, and so on.

The entire process takes about an hour plus but as i said earlier you can break it up and so the asanas at one and the meditation later. It's in three parts: We start with Suryanamaskar and then go on to pranayam or breathing exercise (for the mind). We then go on to the asanas and have only seven basic asanas(for the body) and then get on to meditation(for the soul) Meditation here is only at one level for everyone and is called The Way of The White Swan(hamsa is the swan of life and symbolises the soul).

The entire process is aimed at making you one with nature and once you come to terms with yourself you will go with nature or with the flow and not try to oppose it so you become better reconciled with what you have. For examples, if you are on the plump side, then you will start accepting and accepting your body as it is instead of trying to fight it and ultimately feel good about yourself.


Heal the World

Tuesday April 6 2004

The Hamsa Yoga Sangh strives for earth peace through self peace and those who are part of it, swear by it, says Jagmeeta Thind Joy

In a time of blood and gore, pain and hurt, conflict and confusion, stress and strain, his words are calm, soothing and make perfect sense. 'Humanity one's only religion, breath one's only prayer and consciousness one's only God 'If earth peace is to be herald the dawn of a new age, you must realise this, believes Yogiraj Siddhanath founder of the Hamsa Yoga Sangh.

For the uninitiated, the Sangh, which has flourishing Chandigarh chapter of close 200 members, is on a mission."That is meditated to the furthering of human awareness, dedicated to serving humanity as one's larger self and devoted to new life awakening for earth peace healing by self peace healing," you hear Yogiraj put across softly, each of his words crystal clear.

It was in order to further his vision of 'new life awakening 'for earth peace that Yogiraj Siddhanath founded the Hamsa yoga Sangh, a non profit organisation that seeks to serve humanity by unveiling the ancient practices of Kriya Yoga and Hamsa Yoga.

Incidentally, Yogiraj belongs to one of the premier families of Gwalior and was educated in Sherwood College,Naintal , you hear Hamsacharya, Jyoti Subramanian tell us. Introduced to Yoga in 1972, Jyoti teaches Yogiraj's new life awakening in the city."It was only then that there's much more to life," the lady twinkles as fellow practicing member Babit elaborates, "Anyone can be part of it. I have been follower for almost two years and it's made a difference in my life."

And it all starts from the breath."It can help people cope with stress at work-place and correct breathing enhances endurance and peak performance. It's also beneficial for those who have to cope with daily challenges and multiple pressures," explains Jyoti. Vouches Aman-deep Johl, a professional golfer, who says," The practice of Kriya Yoga has helped me convert anxieties, fears and frustrations to a feeling of contentment and calm."

If you want to get a feel of things, join in the Hamsa Yoga Sangh's Satsang to be held on April 7.


Seek the Self

Tuesday April 22

A Friend. Is how Gurunath's followers describe him. The Hamsa yogi from Pune, will be here shortly for a satsang and unlike other Himalayan masters and Western redeemers, this mystic from the Nath lineage chooses to be broadly accessible to sincere seekers." In fact he does not promise his disciples any material gain or suggest ways to get rid of the misery. His transmissions have healing effect on the body mind and soul, and foster personal spiritual growth essential for the evolution of humankind. His blessings are in the form of clear-mind consciousness." Explains jyoti, Gurunath's disciple of 25 years.

Through Hamsa Yoga, he bestows transmissions and unique no-mind states of awareness, which empower the practitioners to gradually go into their self. His teachings direct you towards consciousness through direct experience, rather than through intellectual investigations. "He gives disciple what he wants" says another disciple. Unlike the Americanised Guru, Gururnath does not balm any egos or offer ant physical healing. His presence imparts stillness that infuses peace, peace beyond normal perception. Experience the Satsang beyond beliefs, ideas concepts...


Wings to freedom

Wednesday Aptil 15 2009

HAMSA Yoga Sangh, Chandigarh Chapter, organised screening of the documentary Wings to Freedom at The Browser on Monday evening. Directed by veteran film-maker Rita and Som Bakshi, the film is tribute to their Master Yogiraj Siddhanath. The film, beautifully shot in the Himalayas, explores the journey of this Himalayan Master to meet the immortal Mahavatar Shiva Goraksha Babaji. Yogiraj was 23 years old when he undertook this journey into the higher reaches of Himalayan ranges in 1967.

In the documentary Yogiraj reveals the legacy of the luminous swan, as to where our soul consciousness resides in the physical body. This is a unique contribution by Yogiraj to the yogic treasury of knowledge. The reality has been validated with proof by world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr Brahma prakash. The film shows a view of the cross-section of the human brain with the formation of the Jeev Hamsa clearly visible. Yogiraj goes on to explain scientifically the process of the evolution of the individual soul towards different levels of Samadhi and explain show the ancient practice of Kundalini Kriya yoga speeds up the progress.

The film is the story of the life of a Yogi who transverses the Himalayas with the single-minded purpose to unite with God. The audience was enchanted by the musical score of the film which is composed and rendered by Shivraj Sitole a disciple of Gyan Saraswati kishori Amonkar.

Yogiraj will in the city later this week for a unique experimental satsang and to initiate disciples into Babaji Kriya yoga.


A dialogue with a Yogi
HT Live

April 7, 2004

THE ROCK and pebble pathway leads us into these white and pink pergolas, flying away into the arms of the early afternoon breeze. The other end of the pathway promises some cushioning from the hard rock lives we're living out.

Well, these grassy spreads of Panchvati Farms along Zirakpur-Ambala road, have been seating someone special these last few days. The name is Yogiraj Siddhanath. The deed is sprinkling some honeyed drops of meditation. The endeavour is - "inner peace branching into a bigger World peace". Yogiraj's been unknotting queries of his disciples, initiating some of them to higher levels of yog-sadhana these last few days. Today happens to be bigger than all - when he holds a satsang in the evening and takes many souls through pranapath, shaktipat and shivapath - of pulling out pain at all levels - physical, mental and emotional, while people partake of "how a flash of enlightenment feels like."

Prodded by some wordless questions, we seek a bit of a dialogue with Yogiraj this afternoon. Settled easy in white kurta-pyjama, a hint of tasteful threadwork flowering at the edging of his fabric, Yogiraj smiles, his more-salt, less-pepper tresses falling long enough to curve at the ends. He's already speaking into our notepads: "The Alpha and Omega of yoga is self-realisation. Crossing over varied levels of sadhana (meditation), a yogi reaches where he sets in with Godliness." Peppering his chaste hindi pouring with impeccable English, Yogiraj's Sherwood School's (Nainital) learnings wink happily as he tries to simply explaining which essentially "can only be felt." But he attempts: "There's no higher religion than humanity; no purer temple than the body; no truer prayer than the breath." Picking on breath, he talks of it being "the only common denominator of all existence" and how "cleansing within begins bang in the breath". We ask of prayer and he suggests praying for Godliness, we ask of guru and he talks of "the conscience finding its own guru." Of a "guru standing a tall magnetic pillar and all followers - iron bits - whirling around, feeling the pull and giving in." He's of a bridge across to the Infinity."

Someone wants explaining. Yogiraj, while offering, "our teaching modules is of entering the stream, breathing the life, taking the flight and living the light" he laughs, at the rhyme of it all. In fact he turns quite a verse-man. And stretches it, "Yeh rang badalti duniya hai, haalaat badalte rang hain ye, koi kritya paap aur punya nahin, mithya ka sab khel hai ye."

We point at the impossibility of turning towards the soul, our insides, while the world around pushing us towards the head; Yogiraj suggests we "become a hurricane outside, a calm stream inside, and practice the tightrope, falling back on sadhna - at least half an hour of it to an hour.

There's no other way. It's of "stilling the stillness, of transcending limitations inside and causing your own destiny." He talks Radical; questions fundamentalism and admits to "the so called dharma-adhikaaris feeding their wallets; indulging their senses, pushing the yogis out to the forests."

And well, this direct disciple of Shiva Goraksha Nath who gave him a darshan "at three years when I didn't even recognize him " carries on softening the rocky edges, promising all answers in sadhna - and our very own.

We walk back the pebbled pathway, nodding.


For the unbearable lightness of being
HT City

Sunday, 3 April 2005

Disney Brar

On a hot Saturday afternoon, the gravel pathway of Panchavati farmhouse is strewn with the summer blossoms, the trees stand lifeless, a cuckoo sits pretty and breaks the silence melodiously. The crows on the adjoining Gulmohar compete in their silly shrilly way, while we walk down the path to meet the Guruji.

A few steps away, under a tree, sits Yogiraj Gurunath, sitting serene on his gaddi. Wrapped in crisp white, he is in a conversation with a gentleman that he punctuates only when it's time to munch on peanuts and sip some juice. On his fifth visit to the city to share his knowledge on the ancient science of Kriya Yog, we catch strings of the conversation. Our turn and we start off on his 'philosophy of life'. He shows us the brochure of his sangh- 'Humanity one's only religion, breath one's only prayer and consciousness one's only God'. He looks us straight in the eye, "That is the essence of my life and it essentially should be every being's." A pregnant pause, and then he comes up with: "Many people ask of 'the right time to get started'. I say it's now and here."

But well, we are living in the jet age that scurries away before we can catch it, He smiles, "That is why we propagate external balance through internal balance, there can be no earth peace unless one is at peace with his inner self. "

If only gaining internal peace could be that easy.... He reacts: "I suggest Pranayam - which is the vital breath of life, and it ensures internal peace." On his mission, he adds, "It is of a community - humanity', which is to form an organization of like-minded people, wherein, there'd be one bhandaara (langar) annually. It'd be the time for social interaction which forms the essence of community living."

Youngsters need music or books as a medium to get started on their spiritual journey. On this he recites "Har Har Mahadeva". And then looks at us: "Found it boring?" we nod in the vertical and then he goes into a catatonic clapping and sings the same hymn and looks at us again with the obvious question in his eyes, Laughs: "Yes, now you like it! That's the way we mingle our teachings with today's music; becomes easy for youngsters to comprehend and enjoy the message in there."

So when do we know we are close to the Truth? "When you start seeing cosmos even in the chaos." Mention his religion and you get to see a gossamer glint in his eyes. "Human religion is mine, and it is the bond with reality and is miles away from the idiosyncrasies of life." He is here to initiate the existing members into higher levels of spirituality and introduce the newer ones into Kriya Yoga. "We aim to break the monotony of life, by breaking the linear thinking of man and getting the praan shakti moving all through one's being."

Our questions are still lining up....but we let it pass. It's his lunch time and he gets up, adjusts his white sheet around his person and walks straight into the face of the afternoon sun. Suddenly the sun seems less fierce. We think: "Is that the effect of his yog, his eyes, what....?


Hamsa Yoga for the soul
Times of Chandigarh

December 2004

Fitness springs from the mind and then reflects on the body. Inner peace is born from the silence of the soul and the best way of achieving this is through yoga and meditation. A simple method of staying fit, it requires no long-drawn preparations and is not bound by time. Be it an early morning or a calm winter evening, the middle of the day or the silence of the night, there is no right or wrong time for meditation.

Over time, a number of forms of yoga and meditation have evolved. Jyoti Subramanian practices and teaches Hamsa Yoga. "Words cannot express the difference that practicing yoga and meditation can do for a person; till they do it they will not understand. This requires no props and all that is needed is sun energy. It cleanses all evil thoughts and flushes out negative energy. Undoubtedly one starts feeling more energetic and rejuvenated," she says.

Hamsa means the swan, and symbolizes the soul. This form teaches ancient practices of Kriya Yoga and Hamsa Yoga and derives energy from the sun. like most other practices, the lineage of this form comes from Lord Shiva who enlightened Babaji Gorakhnath. It is now in the hands of Gurunath, the third guru.

Ajay Duggal, HoD, chemical engineering, Technical Teachers Training Institute, has been practicing Hamsa Yoga since the past five years. "I had gone for a discourse by Gurunath and was inspired to join the basic course. During the course I experienced an improvement in my health and I was more at peace with myself. I had the usual complaints of acidity. Since the time I have started practicing Hamsa Yoga my health has greatly improved. Over the years I have also realized that my patience level has increased helping me in dealing with daily problems. Importantly, it has also improved my relationship with the children," he says.

His wife Anju Duggal says, "I make it a point to pull out a little time during the day to meditate, the best part about meditation is that you do not have to get ready for it or prepare yourself. You can meditate just about anywhere."

The benefits from yoga usually take a little time to show. In fact one needs to be patient and give a practice at least six months before taking a call on whether to switch or continue with it. "People have the misconception that yoga is for the body and meditation for the mind, actually these go hand in hand. Yoga trains the body while meditation trains the mind. Also one needs to understand that it takes time for yoga and meditation to show results. A lot of time people are too impatient to wait," says Jyoti.


Hamsa Yoga Sangh founder to visit city
HT Live

Chandigarh April 20, 2002

Yogiraj Satgurunath, the founder of 'Hamsa Yoga Sangh International', a spiritual organization, will visit the city this week.

He will address his followers during his four-day Life and Living Camp at Panchvati from April 25 to 28. During this camp, meditation sessions, initiation of devotees in the Sangh and discussion sessions will be held by the Guru.

On April 26, there will be an 'experiential satsang' at CII from 6 to 7.30 pm. On Sunday, there will be an informal discussion on 'Nath Tradition' at 10pm.

Jyoti, the local head of the Sangh, said the primary aim of their organization is to spread world peace through self peace. First, we should attain peace within ourselves, as only then we can radiate the same waves in the world, she explained. She claimed that the teachings of the Sangh are dynamic and result-oriented.

It may be mentioned here that the Sangh conducts specialized classes for corporate employees, housewives, professionals, youngsters and children. The organizers of these classes claim that they try to help their disciples in realizing their true potential through yogic exercises.

On the founder of this organization - Yogiraj Satgurunath - one of the organizers Babit, said, He is a 'Siddha' (Yogi of perfection) by birth and belongs to the grand lineage of 'Nath Yogis' who trace their origin to Adi Nath or Lord Shiva. She claimed that the Guru could effortlessly impart transmissions and healing experiences through his unique yogic techniques.


Kriya Master in city
Express Newsline

April 3, 2005

On his fifth visit to the city to spread the ancient practices of Hamsa and Kriya Yoga, Kriya Master Yogiraj Gurunath on Saturday shared his knowledge on this ancient science. The kriya master will also impart direct Kundalini transmissions to the audience at a satsang at Panchvati, Hallo Majra. He will also initiate and empower disciples into sacred science of Mahavataar Babaji Kriya Yog on April 4.


Religious discourse at CII

27 April 2002

As many as 250 persons attended a religious discourse delivered by Yogiraj Sat Gurunath at a satsang held at the CII here today.

He started with a simple meditation to prepare the audience for the three transmissions of "shaktipath", "pranapath" and "shivapath".

He explained the idea of "chakras", and energy. He also highlighted the process of breathing through your spinal channel.

He said, "The spiritual transmissions promote 'kayakalap' and stops the aging process of the body, eliminating emotional suffering and awakening the fountain of youth."

Mr. Malvinder Singh, president of of the Chandigarh Golf Club, was guest of honour.


Satsang on yoga

April 27, 2002

City residents reached the CII auditorium this evening to "experience the yogic states of a living master's own expanded consciousness" during the "experiential satsang" by Yogiraj Satgurunath.

As the entry was strictly by invitation, a large number of residents could be seen waiting outside the auditorium. The satsang was organized by the Hamsa Yoga Sangh, an international non-profit organization, with centres in India, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the USA.

The sangh's founder Yogiraj Satgurunath, in the city for four days since Friday, will be interacting with his disciples, besides delivering more lectures.


Hamsacharya Jyoti Subramanian

"Fitness is a point of view. It has to be holistic....it cannot be contained in the body," Hamsacharya Jyoti Subramanian finishes her yoga class at Ozone and leads us to the path she's following.

"I was introduced to yoga in 1972 and since then I have been sharing this beautiful experience," says Jyoti who is now the disciple of Himalayan Master Yogiraj Siddhanath and teaches Hath-Raja yoga techniques. Also a reiki expert, crystal healer and master of lady Kwan Yin magnified healing, she has dabbled extensively in Native American shamanic rites.

"The techniques of Hamsa Yoga include asanas and pranayam, meditation and chakra awareness and lead to a holistic healing of the body, emotion and mind. We guide students to realize their true potential as individuals, bringing peace and joy to their life along with a sense of well-being," Jyoti defines her work.

Right now she is working on higher meditative techniques of Kundalini Kriya, and her book on discipleship, 'One Master, One Disciple.'

"Good health means holistic health, making one aware of one's chakras and the self. Yoga believes that disease is the last stage. The roots lie in mental and emotional levels. For instance, blood pressure is a result of anger, so we'll cure the anger first." Jyoti talks of reversal of disease not as a miracle but a scientific experience.

"Every individual reacts in a different manner, and that's where the personalized attention comes in handy. I feel yoga should be a part of everyone's lifestyle for it's about one's own evolution, tackling the imbalances of body and mind and being consistent."

Mind you, consistency is the key here.


Yoga guru to visit city today
Chandigarh Tribune

Friday April 25, 2002

Founder of Hamsa Yog Sangh International Yogiraj Sat Gurunath will visit the city for four days from tomorrow. During his first visit to Chandigarh, he will interact with his disciples, besides delivering lectures.

The primary aim of the foundation is to spread the message of peace through self peace. It conducts specialized classes and workshops for people of all ages, including children above seven. Yoga techniques are taught to the members by authorized instructors.

The practice helps participants in getting away from anxiety, illness, depression and lethargy. Among children, it helps to increase concentration, power of retention and stamina.

Jyoti Subramanian, who has been associated with Sat Gurunath for the past six years, teaches yogic techniques. Giving details, she says, "The core group is practice oriented. About 150 members are enrolled with the group in the city. Asans help in keeping physical health fit. Pranayam for the mental as well as spiritual wellbeing, meditation for the emotional stability." She adds: "Regular practice of 21 days makes a difference. During the practice, asans and meditation are taught. To follow the yogic techniques, one needs a certain level of dedication and practice."

A camp will be conducted from April 25 to 28 at Panchvati, near Zirakpur, at 6 pm. It will open only for the members. The camp will be open to the general public on April 27 and 28 from 7 pm onwards. A satsang will be organized at CII hall on April 26 at 6 pm.


Yogi stresses on new view of spirituality
Hindustan Times

Apr 2002

"Just like other modern spiritual gurus, I do not say the same old things but I give people something new, something different, something beneficial that can entirely change their lives," said the Sherwood College educated, Yogiraj Siddhanath, the chief of Hamsa Yoga Sangh International (HGS).

Speaking to the Hindustan Times on Monday at Panchvati, Yogiraj said that thoughtless state in man's life helps is arresting the ageing process. Meanwhile, he made it clear that like other so called gurus he is not doing business in the garb of spiritualism.

"If I don't get the desired results of my spiritual mission I will retreat to Himalayas, " asserts Yogiraj.

When asked that his public school background and his spiritual mission are somewhat paradoxical, he retorted that his education has rather helped him a bit in reaching the wider audience. He added that it is especially your luminous soul that can convince the people. He gave example of Swami Ramakrishna Parmahans who though not very highly educated had large number of followers, as he had real spiritual power. Yogiraj who belongs to premier family of Gwalior said that his family knew about his spiritual temperament since childhood.

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