Swara Yoga for Health, Wealth and Happiness

Swara Yoga is an ancient science of nasal breathing that correlates the
breath with sun, moon and five elements. The practice of Shiva Swarodaya
allows us to synchronize our breath with the universal rhythm. This
alignment removes undue efforts, stress and strain from our daily
activities. Swara Yoga practice helps us to change unwanted physical,
mental or emotional states at will, create favourable conditions for one's
life by changing the internal environment thus improving one's attitude
towards life through increased awareness.

Before we get focused on Health, Wealth & Happiness, let us have some
basic understanding of three Swaras or Nadies through Swara Yoga.

If you observe your breath, you will notice that at a given time, any one
nostril is more dominant and the other one relatively congested. This
keeps changing every one to two hours and during the transition period,
both nostrils may be equally dominant for few seconds.

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The right nostril dominance is associated with pingala nadi or surya nadi.
The pingala, which is the masculine or solar principle, is associated with
the left hemisphere of the brain that controls the right side of the body.
The left nostril dominance is associated with the Ida nadi or chandra
nadi, the feminine or lunar principle, associated with the right
hemisphere of the brain and controlling the left side of the body. Just by
observing the direct effect of solar and lunar currents of breath on human
behavior, swara yogis were able to ascertain the activities best suited
during the left nostril dominance and activities best suited during the
right nostril dominance.

The nose can be seen as the main switch of cerebral hemispheres. It can
stimulate electromagnetic activity on one side of the body and it can
switch the hemispheric activity on and off at will. The third nadi is
"shushumna", where the left and the right are perfectly balanced. It
represents "Shiva" (pure consciousness) in the state of "so-hum". Whenever
the nostrils switch, both are open for seven to eight breaths. That is the
time when the shushumna breath flows. No worldly activities are
recommended in Shiva swara. One must meditate. Intuitive knowledge is
received best during this state.

In the original manuscript of Shiva Swarodaya there are 395 sutras, many
of them deal with Health, Wealth & Happiness.

Health: One can easily maintain good health with the knowledge of Swara
Yoga. Here are few tips to help you.

If you want to alter an unwanted physical, emotional or mental state, just
breathe through the more congested nostril. This prevents worsening of the
symptoms and promotes rapid recovery. Swara yoga advises changing of the
active nostril at the first sign of any physical, emotional or mental

To cure the common cold, breathe through the right nostril 21 times by
blocking the left nostril. Also sleeping on the left side gives
considerable relief; as it activates the right nostril.
In case of acidity and fever, activating the left nostril helps. You can
block the right nostril and breathe through the left nostril 21 times.
Also sleeping on the right side helps to reduce fever.
Swara medicines can be prepared with the knowledge of swara yoga. Swara
medicines work at the vibrational level and can help the patients without
any side effects.

Sutra no. 391 of Shiva Swarodaya says about the health and medicines that,
he who has first hand knowledge and awareness of three nadies and five
elements, to him even the million times more powerful rasayana itself
would not be able to equate.

Wealth: Normally it is understood that one can earn good amount of wealth
based on one's Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Strategy. But Swara
knowledge goes much deeper than these normal understanding. According to
Swara Yoga, to assure success in world, one must enter the cosmic rhythm
and stay tuned to it. and you get success with effortless ease!

But how does one align with the cosmic rhythm? Here is the simple way to
do it.

Get up each day at least half an hour before the sunrise. Find out the
dominating nostril. Kiss the corresponding hand. With the same hand, touch
or rub face, neck, chest, thighs and feet. Then while stepping out of the
bed, the foot that corresponds to the operating nostril should be placed
onto the ground first. Then one can proceed for the morning activities.
This simple practice helps you align the subtle flow of energy that
ensures success in everything that happens for that day.

Swara yoga also helps to influence people.

Whenever it is desirable to influence the other person, if one's right
nostril is operating, the person to be influenced should be positioned
onto the right, below or behind. In case of left operating nostril, onto
left, above or in the front.

Sutra no. 214 of Shiva Swarodaya says that the knowledge of swara is a
secret wealth. There is no other wealth higher than that as because of the
knowledge of swara, one can approach anything and indeed could get the
fruit, without an effort!

Sutra no. 53 of Shiva Swarodaya is about giving Dana (Charity). It says,
if a wise man performs an act of charity at the time of inhalation through
left nostril, it bestows upon him a crore ( ten millions) fold auspicious
fruits in this very lifetime!

Sutra no. 389 of Shiva Swarodaya is about health & wealth. It says that
the person who is well versed with the knowledge and awareness of Swara
Yoga, the Goddess Lakshami is at his feet and to him there would be
happiness all over the body!

Happiness: Normally it is understood that happiness is a state of mind.
but Swara Yoga delves much deeper. It says. happiness is the natural by
product of the enlightened consciousness! In fact, ultimately the very aim
of Swara Yoga is to get enlightened.

Sutra no. 27 of Shiva Swarodaya says that the knowledge of Swarodaya is
the best among all the things, the best science and is like the flame of
lamp, and is ultimately for the enlightenment of the receptacle in the
form of the body. The phrase used is Atma-ghata-prakasarthe. indicating
self-illumination, self-realization or the knowledge of the self in Indian

Swara yoga is a practical science that can help us to get attuned to
cosmic rhythms to get Health, Wealth & Happiness. Make the best use of it!

Author's Bio:

Prem Nirmal, http://www.premnirmal.com/ a postgraduate in Cybernetics has
done extensive research in the areas of Stress Management, Intuition
development, Aura Reading and Meditation Therapy. He is the visiting
faculty to various Management Institutes & professional keynote speaker
for many social events. He has wide experience in Personal
Counseling,Consultancy and Training and has deep insights in human
behavior and body-mind healing.

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