Sannyasi Charanashrit takes you to the heart of inner experience through an esoteric journey very few may have heard of, and fewer still attempted to learn. SWARAYOGA. Swara Yoga is the yoga of your very breath, not to be confused with Pranayama, which is management of the breath. This almost forgotten tradition of tantra is available today because of living masters of tantra such as Paramahamasa Satyananda and others and preserved in translations of the Shiva Swarodaya form the original in sanskrit. Swara Yoga was a closely guarded science, so closely that initiation was given on one-is-to-one basis, by direct transmission. Or, by word of mouth as in the case of Sannyasi Charanashrit. How in his young age of 28 years he became a another rare repository of Swara Yoga is as mystifying as this ancient science itself. And has the touch of the divine about it. Charanashrit found himself in the precincts of the famous Shive Temple in Deoghar (Jharkhand) about 8 km form the tapo bhoomi sthaal of Paramahamsaji Satyananda. One day, Charanashrit skipped college and he felt drawn towards a more secluded place and noticed a Sadhu sitting under the tree, ash-smeared, matted looks. He beckoned Charanashrit, then known as Kishor. Kishor went up to the Sadhu and the Sadhu gave him a copy of shiva swarodaya in Hindi.
"Do you know Swara Yoga ?" asked the Sadhu."No" replied kishor.
"You have forgotten" said the Sadhu. For the next half-an-hour, the sadhu initiated kishor into SwaraYoga. He also gave him a sadhana to practice. "if you have any doubts, come after three days," said the sadhu. It was the twilight hour, known as 'go dhuli' the evening time when cows return home, bells tinkling and raising dust. Three days later, Kishor went to keep his tryst with the Sadhu but there was no one. Slowly it downed on Kishor that the Lord Shiva himself had blessed him in the tantric practice. Every thing was pointed to this realization-the long matted hair, his ash-smeared body, the auspicious twilight hour, it was the Monday the day of shivia july 12th 1993 and since then, kishor's life underwent a dramatic change. Kishor became charnashrit when Paramahamsa Niranjananandji of Bihar School of yoga initiated him into Karma Sannyasa.Charanashrit graduated form the Bihar Yoga Bharati, the first Yoga university in the world and is presently teaching yoga at Atma Darshan Yogashram, Bangalore, India.
Today the boyish looking Charanashirt talks with authority on swara yoga.