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 IS YOUR CHILD 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, the date of birth of your child is evaluated to determine its 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 Child's Information:
Your child's 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 your child is in and what cycle your child will be going into for your benefit.
Once your child gets to the ninth cycle, then your child will restart again in the first cycle.
If for example, your child is currently in the 5th year cycle, then that means starting around next October 18, your child will enter the 6th cycle.
The following are the meanings of the cycle years.
A new beginning. Time to plant the seed. Strength, determined and obstinate. This child will have a great start in life. Will be influenced to be creative and inventive. Will be better not fussed over too much in its first year. Watch for falling on head and getting feet caught up in the crib.
This child needs lots of care. It is the time to water that seed planted in the 1 year. This child should never be shouted at as it will be very sensitive. Special attention given to bladder and kidneys in the first year.
Laughter will influence this child born in this cycle year. Very happy and will be influenced through its life in the arts. Keep the liver healthy and no orange juice for this child - too much acid for the 3's.
The 4 year influences a child to be very healthy and tough, but should be given the very best of foods in the first year - breast feeding is essential for the 4. As the child grows you will notice a mechanical genius on your hands.
This is the baby that appears to need Ritalin. It is only appearance, as this is the energetic and vital child. Lungs and sinuses are relevant here and this baby should be taken off all milk after weaning from the breast. The influences here is that the baby at a very early age will out fox you - very clever.
Born in the 6 year gives a child an advantage as it is the balanced vibration. The only thing noticeable is it will be a fussy baby - perhaps a bit too demanding. You will have to pre-think its wants.
The 7 child is the alone child, the loner, shy, so the influence will be best to leave baby alone in the fresh air and the greenery of the trees. The 7 loves nature. Looking into the eyes of the 7 influenced child is like looking in to deep wells. Almost a mystic quality.
The 8 child is trouble free, so to be born into an 8 year cycle is pretty nice. One often hears parents say about one of their children "He never gave a moments problems".
The 9 influence gives this child the need to have lots of attention, so be prepared to cuddle and hold and rock and give lots of love to this child. Also the influence to skin and nerve disorders prevails.
With a balanced name, these problems mentioned above cease to exist, except in a nominal way of course. I say of course because as is the custom with parents, not everything is done right at the right time and in the right way. For instance, even if your baby is balanced and has a predominance of 9s, one should still make sure that nervous tension is reduced in the environment.
The Soul Number and Health
You can use this information to help understand how a certain number can influence your child's health. If you child has the soul number of 3, then scroll down and read the information about 3.
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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