Swami Janakananda



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Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Kriya Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1939
Place of Birth: 
Copenhagen
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Other Related Gurus: 
Swami Satyananda Saraswati ---His Guru

Biography

Swami Janakananda is a tantric yoga and meditation teacher and a writer. He is the oldest active sannyasin disciple of Swami Satyananda in Europe.[1]

Born 1939 in Copenhagen he was introduced to yoga by his medical doctor as a child and continued to practise as a teenager and while in his twenties.

In 1968 he met his teacher Swami Satyananda Saraswati who initiated him into Kriya Yoga and other advanced tantric practices. For two years he lived with Swami Satyananda in his ashram in Bihar, India, and for several months traveled with him throughout the country.

In 1970 Swami Janakananda returned to Denmark where he founded the Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School. In 1971 Swami Janakananda was one of the first in Europe to teach the full Kriya Yoga sequence of 22 kriyas, during a period of 21 and 33 days of silence [2] and he has done so ever since, twice a year, in retreats at Haa Course Center in Sweden. He was also one of the pioneers in teaching and publicizing the deep relaxation Yoga Nidra[3] [4]. He writes articles for the Magazine Bindu and his book “Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life” has been published in seven languages.

Swami Janakananda bases his teaching on a holistic view of yoga where all dimensions of the human being is touched. He stresses non idealism and the importance of active participation in life.

Sources: 
WIKI & Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School Phone: +46 372 550 63 • Fax: +46 372 550 36 Email: haa@yoga.se , Haa Course Center S-340 13 Hamneda Sweden

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