Swara Yoga - The Science of Nasal Breathing

What is Swara Yoga?
The word SWARA in Sanskrit, means sound or musical note; it also means the continuous flow of air through one nostril. And we all know that YOGA means union. So Swara Yoga is the science which is about the realization of cosmic consciousness, through the awareness or observation, then control or manipulation of the flow of breath in the nostrils.

Swara yoga is an ancient science existing since before the Vedic period, over ten thousand years ago. It was a secret science, only available for the select few, especially kings and dedicated seekers. It was kept as a closed secret by the ancient sages and saints who had intuitively received this knowledge from the Divine.

Swara yoga is a tantric science coming from the Agama Shastras and from Shaiva Tantra, where Lord Siva is the guru and Shakti is the disciple She asks questions about nature and the governing forces of the universe. Lord Siva gives this precious knowledge of swara yoga to Shakti.

Swara yoga involves the systematic study of the breath flow through the nostrils (or swara) in relation to the prevailing phases of the moon, time of day and direction . Although we think of 'pranayama' when we think of techniques associated with the breath, in Swara yoga, it is the association of the breath in relation to the activities or phases or positions of the sun, moon, planets, seasons, time of day, with the physical and mental conditions of the individual and then taking the appropriate action according to these subtle relations. For example, knowing the moon phases and checking the flow of your nostrils before you get out of bed in the morning and letting the corresponding foot be the first to touch the floor and make the first step, is a simple practice that ensures success in everything that happens for that day. The first foot to touch the ground will get the prevailing 'successful' flow of energy from the cosmos.

What are the advantages of learning Swara Yoga?
The swara yoga practices related to breath were used to understand the governing forces of life, to understand the nature of the universe and effects of the elements on body and mind by observing the different patterns of breath. Further, it was used to go beyond the limitations of the mind.
The fascinating thing about Swara yoga is that just by being aware of the swara (dominant nostril) in relation to the environment, you can manipulate the results of what you are about to do. In other words, you can find out which is going to be the successful route and then follow it. It can be as simple as checking your nostrils before setting out of the house, noting the direction you wish to go in and then choosing the appropriate foot with which you will make your first step, to ensure success and positive outcomes for everything that follows thereafter.

Other Advantage of Swara Yoga……

  1. You learn to do right thing at right time.
  2. You can bring balance & order in your life.
  3. You learn to be relaxed & conscious of own state of being before starting an activity.
  4. You learn to live in constant awareness of your inner & outer world.
  5. You learn to attune to natural rhythms & universal laws for greater health & wellbeing.
  6. Those who practice swara yoga never suffer from failure & discontent.
  7. You learn how to change the vibrational pattern of the environment to your advantage.
  8. Through the knowledge of swara yoga one can become free from all kinds of negative influences of one's destiny and can achieve heightened awareness.
  9. Through swara yoga you learn physical & psychic healing.
  10. The knowledge of swara yoga helps you to get liberated from the cycle of life & death.

Syllabus of Swara Yoga Workshop: Part-1: Six Sessions
Please Note: Swara Yoga is not just theory. Swara yoga is understood only by practice, hence this laboratory style workshop format.

  1. Introduction (Shiva & Parvati dialogue)
  2. Left & Right nostrils & connections with planets
  3. The left brain / Right brain connections & activities
  4. Pancha Prana & Panch Upa-prana
  5. Three types of swara
  6. Nostrils & Moon
  7. How to change the nostril
  8. When to change the nostril
  9. Nostrils & Special activities
  10. Sushumna activation & its specialty
  11. Swara Yoga & Five elements (Pancha Tattva)
  12. Watching, detecting & experiencing the five elements
  13. Swara Yoga and connections to Body-brain chemistry
  14. Various practical applications of Swara Yoga
  15. Swara Yoga & overcoming illnesses
  16. Swara Yoga & Body-Mind Healing

Syllabus of Swara Yoga Workshop: Part-2 (Advance Workshop: 8 Sessions)
(Details will be announced at the end of the basic workshop)

  1. Tattwadarshi to tattvatit.
  2. Swara Yoga & Child birth.
  3. Swara Yoga & Mind Reading.
  4. Swara Yoga & Chhayopasana.
  5. Swara Yoga & super-psychic Astrology and Vastu connected with nadis and chakras.
  6. Swara Yoga & Awakening of Inner Guru Tattva.
  7. Swara Yoga and Life, Longevity & death.
  8. Swara Yoga, Awareness & Enlightenment.

Where can I Learn Swara Yoga?
Swara Yoga can not be learnt by reading books. It is a science to be experienced only through experiments, hence the laboratory format of this workshop. One such lab is arranged by Prem Nirmal at TAO for those who are interested in learning this secret science in experiential manner.

Who can attend Swara Yoga Workshop?
Swara yoga is an ancient science existing since before the Vedic period, over ten thousand years ago. It was a secret science, only available for the select few, especially kings and dedicated seekers. It was kept as a closed secret by the ancient sages and saints who had intuitively received this knowledge from the Divine. It is now made available in a workshop format for sincere students. Hence entry to this program is by personal interview only. Past Participants of Aura Workshop & Astral Travel are eligible for this workshop. New members interested in attending this workshop, please call on (M) 9224127682 for personal interview at earliest.

All participants interested in attending this program will meet at TAO on Wednesday 15th Feb, 2006 3.30pm for registration formalities and class will begin at sharp 4pm

Details of Program: Basic Workshop: Part-1: Six Sessions

Duration: Six weeks; one session of three hours every week.
Day, Date & Timings: On 8th & 9th July, 2006 (Sat + Sunday) 9.30 am to 5.30 pm + 6 Review Meetings6.
Energy Exchange: Rs.5000/- per participant.
Venue: TAO, 209, Krishna Building, Laxmi Ind. Complex, Vartak Nagar, Pokhran Road-1, Thane.
Phone: 25362118 (M) 9892572804 Bharati / (M) 9224127682 Prem Nirmal


  Prem Nirmal, born in 1960, is a graduate in Electrical & Power Electronics Engineering and postgraduate in Cybernetics. He has done extensive research in the areas of Stress Management, Intuition development, Aura Reading with naked eyes (without Kirlian cameras) Breath work (KRIYA) and Meditation. He is the visiting faculty to various Management Institutes. He is known for his sharp – edge western scientific approach balanced by deeply insightful eastern wisdom. He has wide experience in Personal Counseling, Consultancy and Training and has deep insights in human behavior and body-mind healing.

He is the founder Director of TAO ANAND SPIRITUAL CENTRE (TASC) at Thane, launched to promote Meditation based holistic lifestyle and has compiled a booklet titled as “The Science of Meditation”. He regularly conducts Seminars and Workshops on various topics viz. (1) Science of Success (2) Stress Management (3) Prosperity Workshop for Financial Freedom (4) The Winning Formula HQ + IQ + EQ + SQ (5) Emotional Intelligence with Eastern Insights (6) AURA Workshop (7) ASTRALAB.

He also conducts Nature Camps & Retreats on various topics for those who are interested in self-unfoldment through new understanding of the process of spiritual awakening. The excitement and the experience of nature camps are now compiled in a book form titled as “The Tao of Awakening”.



(The Science of Nasal Breathing)

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Energy Exchange : Rs.5000/-

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Phone: 25338892, FAX: 25674089, (M) 9224127682. e-mails: prem@premnirmal.com

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