The Inspiration

Yog Anusandhan Sansthan draws its inspiration for the spiritual masters of the Bihar School of Yoga Tradition – Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Bihar School of Yoga was founded in 1964 by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati to impart yogic training. BSY Yoga techniques are a synthesis of many approaches to personal development, based on traditional vedantic, tantric and yogic teachings in conjunction with contemporary physical and mental health sciences. Bihar School of Yoga is located at Munger, Bihar. more>>

Swami Sivananda Saraswati was a spiritual visionary of the 20th Century and an inspiration for the Satyananda tradition. He was born in Tamil Nadu, India in 1887. In 1924, Swami Sivananda renounced his long lasting medical practice in Malayasia and  went to Rishikesh where he was initiated into Dashnami Sannyaas. He founded the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh in 1936, the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1945, the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in 1948 and the Sivananda Eye Hospital in 1957. During his lifetime Swami Sivananda guided thousands of disciples and aspirants all over the world and authored over 200 books. more>> 

Swami Satyananda Saraswati is a spiritual guide to tens of thousands and the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga tradition. He was born in 1923. At the age of nineteen he came to live and take sannyasa from his guru Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. There he tirelessly served in the ashram for over 12 years. In 1963 he founded the International Yoga Fellowship Movement and the Bihar School of Yoga a year later. He traveled around the world for the next twenty years teaching yoga ‘shore to shore and door to door,’ and authored over 80 books on Yoga, Tantra and Spirituality. In 1988, he retired from active involvement in yoga teaching and handed over all he had created to his spiritual successor Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. In 2009, he bid final farewell and entered into Mahasamadhi at midnight on December 5th. more>>

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati is a modern master of yoga. He is a magnetic source of wisdom on all aspect of yogic philosophy, practice and lifestyle and the inspiration behind the Sansthan. He began his training at Bihar School of Yoga at the age of four. In 1983 he was appointed the Preceptor of Bihar School of Yoga. In 1990, he was initiated in the tradition of Paramahansa and in 1993 he was designated as the successor of Paramahansa Satyananda. In 1994, he established Bihar Yoga Bharati an institute for higher studies in the field of Yoga. Under his dynamic leadership, mission to propagate the First Phase of Yoga Chakra was completed in 2013. He now has put forth the Second Phase of Yoga Charka which transforms Yoga Sadhna from a practice to a way of life. more>>