Real Yoga with Swami Harinanda - Free Yoga Lessons
December 25, 1928 to August 19, 2014
Sadly, I must inform you that Swami Harinanda passed away early in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. His death came quickly and without pain. As per his wishes there was no service nor memorial, although he would have appreciated donations to the SPCA or any animal shelter that you like. It goes without saying that this one–of–a–kind and great man will be greatly missed.
I first came to know Swami Harinanda around 1995. He was a customer of mine. One way or another, we got talking about spirituality and he mentioned to me that he was a swami. I must admit, I thought he was joking. But then I realized he was serious. We corresponded by email. Amazingly, I still have a printed copy of his early emails to this day.
Swami Harinanda was able to answer some of my basic questions about yoga and although I had started on the yogic path before I met him, talking to and knowing Swami Harinanda helped make my path more clear.
I was lucky enough to have met Swami Harinanda for the first time in April, 1996. I can remember the first time I met him as I drove up to his house. He came outside to greet me — I felt a great sense of joy and calm come over me.
The next day, Swami Harinanda personally taught me the science of yantra yoga at his dining table. I wrote down the principles of yantra yoga on both sides of a blank piece of paper as Swami Harinanda talked. It was a beautiful moment for me — finally my teacher had come. These lessons I still have to this day and still act as my foundation regarding yantra yoga.
Starting around late 1996 to 1997, I helped Swami Harinanda build an early web site. Later we expanded and moved his web site to this current location real-yoga.com. Swami Harinanda wanted people to see the words
real yoga — he wanted people to awaken to the truth of what real yoga is not. Swami Harinanda was not interested in yoga for health.
While building the
real yoga web site, Swami Harinanda didn't know what information we should add. So I suggested to him that we should add informaton that is not easily found elsewhere regarding real yoga. I told Swami Harinanda that myself and others want to know why we should practice yoga, what are the types of yoga, who are some famous yogis and a lesson in pure hatha yoga. So this is what we did. I asked the questions, Swami Harinanda wrote the content.
Swami Harinanda was a pure teacher. He would never accept money for teaching. Yoga or spirituality is part of universal knowledge that belongs to everyone. Therefore, one cannot charge for what already belongs to them. Swami Harinanda always said that a good teacher has a day job and then teaches on his or her own time for free. The teacher should pay for any room rental, etc — this is the sign of a pure teacher which Swami Harinanda was.
Swami Harinanda was taught or told personally by Ramana Marharshi to never accept payment and as Swami Harinanda would always say,
Ramana Maharshi is never wrong.
Swami Harinanda did not go to meet Ramana Maharshi in India, instead, they met on the astral plane. Ramana told Swami Harinanda that he did not need to be in a cave or anything like that to be a good student of yoga. Swami Harinanda took those words to heart and lived a normal life while being totally dedicated to self realization.
Swami Harinanda knew many little or lesser known things about yoga. He really studied the theory of yoga and put himself into a position to meet people that would impact him. Somewhere along the way he learned the
Master's Chant, as an example, and many more things. Swami Harinanda would openly teach kriya yoga as well. Swami Harinanda loved the yogic life and just absorbed every little detail.
In 1996, I was personally quite ill and possibly near death. Swami Harinanda gave me the book on Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekanda to read. It was the best medicine I've ever received. From that day onwards, I fell madly in love with karma yoga. Knowing this, Swami Harinanda bestowed the name
Karmananda to me. I thank him very much for this honour.
Swami Harinanda was a good teacher, a good person and a good friend.
- Yogi Karmananda
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WHAT CYCLE ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN???
Samkhya Yoga is a mathematical science that measures the movements of the heavens. Samkhya Yoga is expressed in mathematical equations.
Yantra Yoga uses the same mathematical formulas but in regards to a personal level. Using a mathematical formula, we are able to evaluate both your name and date of birth.
On this page, your date of birth is evaluated to determine your current cycle and soul number. You may also enter the date of birth of other adults such as your friends and relatives to determine their current cycle.
This calculator works only for those born in a country that officially uses the Gregorian calendar.
After you enter your information, your information will appear below. Once you know your information, simply scroll down the page to the appropriate part of the page that provides you with the information.
Your current cycle is:
Using Yantric Yoga, we know that we experience a new cycle beginning around October 18 of each year.
You can use this knowledge of what cycle you are in and what cycle you will be going into for your benefit.
Once you get to the ninth cycle, then you restart again in the first cycle.
If for example, you are currently in the 5th year cycle, then that means starting around next October 18, you will enter the 6th cycle.
The following are the meanings of the cycle years.
The Seeding period. Time to plant - New ideas - new beginnings. The marriage year - Starting new jobs, new ventures. If doing work take special care of head and feet.
The rooting period. Take care of what you began in the 1 year. Nurture, be gentle with the life - water the plant and till the soil and feed the earth. This is all pertaining to the new venture started (seed). For your health, keep the blood pure this year. Cleanse the kidneys.
The year of expression. You finally see success in that new venture. New loves, an emotional period. Very creative time. Build up your immune system, as emotions can be draining and catching illnesses now is easy. Cleanse the liver in this year.
This is the testing period. Do not overspend in this year. Buy no large article, as it always turns out to be a lemon. Do not do heavy stock market investments. Take care of health in this period. Exercise, eat well, meditate, and get proper rest. Take a rest from heavy red meats this year. Although a very healthy year, it's time to safeguard it.
This is the year of rapid change - you want to break out after last year's restrictions. Take care here and only go in one or two directions at once. In a 5 year most people do too much and burn themselves out. Watch out for explosions within your relationships. Do deep breathing now as the 5 year influences to lung problems.
This year is the year you see the bud of the plant that you started in the 1 year. Because the bud looks so nice and fresh, they call this "the year of hope and aspirations" but be cautious, as sometimes the bud of the plant can be rotten inside. Jealousy prevails. Mind can be twisted this year. Use common sense.
The year of full bloom. You see your life more clearly than ever before. It's now you can say, "I did the right thing" or "What a fool I was". It is also a time for a sabbatical in a sense. Enjoy the full bloom of your life investigating why the plant had rot in it. Take a health heart remedy, like Hawthorn, a herb to strengthen the heart. Do some physical exercise now - Aerobics.
This period is called the time to harvest. You want to sell? Sell now. Bring in the harvest. Very good judgement is a usual in this year. One can make some good business deals in an 8 year period. No red meat now either as the 8 vibrations stimulates unhealthy cells in the reproductive systems of both male and female. Have a check up.
The 9 year says take your time and spend it in choosing the bad seeds of the garden from the good ones and throwing the bad ones out. Do not just make the same mistakes all over again as you did in the 1 year. You now have the sagacity to be able to reflect over your entire 9 year cycle and plant the right see in the following 1 year. This is nerve time, so tale up some Pranayama Yoga and breath to settle and harmonize the nervous system.
In no way is this information meant to diagnose or provide cures. Instead, this information is presented as educational information only.
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