Negative effects of Sudarshan Kriya!


I was practising Art of living’s Sudarshan Kriya for 12yrs, without giving even a day’s gap. some of the problems that I faced were :
Poor memory,
Absent mindedness,
Intellectual disability – Could not comprehend or respond to anything. Mind would go blank
Low Self esteem
Lack of interest in life, No enthusiasm, always depressed.Low energy.
I stopped practising SK almost a month ago. My memory has slightly improved. My interest in life is back.

Please let me know what I need to do to recover completly.

– Amy


Thanks AD for having posted this article. I was looking for answers about SK as I recently did a 3 day short course on it. The second day I had a strong fainting feeling after I completed the Kriya and had to sit up. I also felt negative and low all evening. The third day was a lil depressed. I stopped the kriya and started it after a few days. I started to feel depressed and negative all over again. I also got impatient and nasty at times. I felt like crying in the evenings. I do drink over 2 litres of water a day which they say is necessary while one practices. I am in a worse kind of state and after the kriya my hand shivers for a good 5 minutes. After reading your article I am glad am not the only one. Was a big mistake to have done the Art of Living course. It didnt work for me.

God Bless you



Hello sir,
i am having the same issues as asked by the questioner…i want to know that can i take ashwagandharisht in place of the brahmi herb..and if yes then for how long. thank you.

Amit chauhan


Beloved Amy, It is sheer display of courage and benevolent spirit that you have confessed having harmed by Sudarshan Kriya practice publically. It would definitely help people reconsider their urge to run into trouble of taking such initiations. Through this post, I must tell my friends and followers that I keep receiving mails and feedback personally from people, many of them without quoting what exact practice they have been indulged in after reading my posts on Pranayama but such honest admission is rare.. I appreciate.

On the cost of being repititive I would once again like to submit to people, who are interested in yoga or other such practices that they educate themselves and show discretion in adopting anything in their routine as harms associated with such practices are paramount with almost negligible changes of complete restoration of normalcy once affected. Interested people may like to read more about it, you may go through some other such articles here.

Sudarshan Kriya, dominantly involves Bhastrika Pranayama. The only modification which has been infused in by Shri Ravishankar in this is taking help of bodily movements which forcibly increases your lung capacity plus associating it with guiding sound of “Soh hhumm..”  Bhastrika Pranayama is the highest degree of Pranayama of Hatha Yoga and is used for raising the ‘Kundalini’ in the ‘Shushumna Nadi”. There is clear warning about this not be attempted before mastering other lower pranayamas and Nadishodhan.

You don’t really need to be a Hatha Yogi to understand the simple fact that if  Bhastrika pranayama generates lots of energy in the body we should have clean and strong energy channels (pipes) or else we would be creating havoc in there. And the only way to cleanse and strengthen your energy channels is Nadishodhan as per Vedic literature. So one must learn the correct method of Nadishodhan from an able master and regularly engage oneself to achieve that state. It requires perseverance and patience – but who has time? People want OTC (over the counter) solutions everywhere, people want instant Yoga and so called adepts have it for them!

Amy, coming back to the core issue and recommendations for enhancing the restoration process from this serious aftermath of Sudarshan Kriya. Following are my generic suggestions –

1. Stop all sorts of Pranayama exercises as of now

2. If possible keep fast for one day in a week (only water to be taken during the day) for 5-7 weeks

3. Avoid alchohol and meat/egg products for a month

4. You may like to take 2000 mg of Brahmi (its a herb) each day for 3 weeks

Recommended Exercises for speedy restoration –

1. Swirling clockwise – Stand with your hands strenthed sideways parallel to ground (left palm facing downward and right upward). Start making rounds from left to right (As a kid you would have done it many times) and continue till you feel little dizzy. Important point is do not do it anticlockwise i.e. right to left.

2. As you feel dizzy, lie down on the ground (preferably on Yoga mat). Keep your hands close to your body, palms facing downward (like in Shavasana). While breathing normally allow the dizziness to disappear and when it does – Start lifting your both legs (without allowing the knees to bend).. preferably till your legs become vertical to ground. While your legs are making 90 degrees with the ground lift head frmo ground and sink your chin in your chest. Stay in this positive for a count of 20 and then allow your head and legs to go back to ground gradually. Repeat 5-7 times.

3. Slowly get up and sit in Vajrasana. (a) Keep your palms by the side of your bent knees and move your trunk forward, bending the head backward as much as possible. (Take support of palms). WHile you do so.. allow the backbone sag from the middle. Stay in this position for a count of 10 and then come back to original position of Vajrasana.  (b) now shift your palms backward and keep them by the side of your toes. Now lift your stomach upward as much as you can while allowing your head to fall back. stay there for a count of 10 while breathing normally. This completes one round. Do such 5 – 7 rounds.

4. Change your position to like a crawling kid. Once in this position, (a)straighten your legs and this will be lifting your hips while keeping your head as low as possible. Stay in this position for a count of 10 and come back to original position. (b) Now straighten your legs but now allow your abdomen to touch the floor while lifting the chin up. (this will constitute the Bhujangaasana), stay in this position for count of 10 and come back to original crawling kid position again. This completes 1 round. Do 5-7 such rounds.

5. After completing the above steps, once your original rhythm of breathing has restored. Close your eyes, Start abdominal breathing.. Take deep breath in and while you exhale slowly, make a humming sound. You may like to cover your ears with your thumbs which will make it ‘Bhramari’.  Do this breathing for 2-3 Minutes.

When you get up do clap rigorously and laugh out aloud while sending your laugh skyward. Do this few times. With these exercises you would be able to set in the correction and restoration mechanism on a faster track. May you require elaborate and personal guidance in person you are encouraged to register for any of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan – Initiation camps.

Wish you speedy recovery.

Love & Light

– Acharya Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath

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37 Responses to Negative effects of Sudarshan Kriya!

  1. Ashok Priyadarshi says:

    Blog Bahut Achha aur Gyanvardhak Laga…

  2. I am sure this gyaan would light up the days ahead..

    Love & Light

    – AD

    • Sujatha says:


      Do you know if Sudarshan Kriya has worked for anyone. You usually talk about its negative effects. Are there any positive effects too? And what is the prerequisite to perform Sudarshan Kriya?


  3. Newbie says:

    Thanks AD for having posted this article. I was looking for answers about SK as I recently did a 3 day short course on it. The second day I had a strong fainting feeling after I completed the Kriya and had to sit up. I also felt negative and low all evening. The third day was a lil depressed. I stopped the kriya and started it after a few days. I started to feel depressed and negative all over again. I also got impatient and nasty at times. I felt like crying in the evenings. I do drink over 2 litres of water a day which they say is necessary while one practices. I am in a worse kind of state and after the kriya my hand shivers for a good 5 minutes. After reading your article I am glad am not the only one. Was a big mistake to have done the Art of Living course. It didnt work for me. God Bless you.

  4. sagar says:

    I think Sudarshan Kriya is for suitable for human. so who are you ???.

    Difference between human and animal is possitive and no or negative thinking.

    think positively , take positively, this is only for you


    • Beloved Sagar,

      Before I answer your question “who are you”, which will be futile exercise because till today you don’t have introduction with yourself it is better you take review of your own intellect and instincts. Calling yourself human just because your limbs and face, the collective habit patterns and mass-thinking coincides with what you are impulsively following or doing does’nt make your any more human than the ones who are ‘collectively’ opining that keeping the spine straight in the face of a so called enlightened man and breathing like mad is something to be taken positively.

      You are right I need to think positively and take positively.. but beloved Sagar.. You have to “begin to think” at least.. positive or negative shall follow the course of time for you might be under imprssion that you can treat your body just as the vehicle for life.. and that it can be made dead only when hung on gallows. It is much more than what you have so far imagined and probably experienced.

      I am not here to squeeze life of you but trying to pour in some grey matter in the empty upper compartments.. you might be guided by sheer positivilty like any other suicide bomber who thinks that “Guru Osama” would reserve them a seat in the heavens for eternity for the master himself couldn’t secure a piece of land himself.

      All I have to say to you is keep the positivity and flame of devotion alit.. it will take you far.. very far.. probably so far that returning to the lands of the lords wouldn’t be possible for you would lose your ability to rise to that level of consciousness.. I have wishes for you.. definitely wishes for you to come out of your shell of positivity because life is not about commiting suicide with a positive frame of mind but to think and act wisely. Just choose to become wise… or can I say wiser?

      Love & Light
      – Agyaatdarshan

  5. jgdvarun says:

    Dear AD,

    Over a million ppl in 151 countries following SKY must not be fools.

    Ok there might be cases like the person following it for over 12 years described. But what was he doing for so long?

    It is not right to entirely blame SKY. What also follows is a good mental attitude. SKY does not proclaim to turn your life around. If you feel depressed, low, after doing SKY, it is helping to come them out rather than pent up inside.

    I have been practicing SKY for last 7 years with astounding results both in improving my perception, thinking prowess, ability to face situations, memory, intellect, response, relations & what not.

    Sadhana, Seva, Gyan and Satsang together can make this possible.

    You must have sen the research articles on SKY at
    There are studies that have documented the good effects.

    And MMY was never a Guru of Guruji (Sri Sri). As per the legend there is a deeper secret to this.

    I would say that relying on your personal experiences rather than on hearsay is the best foot forward.

    Even Yoga can kill a person if done incorrectly and too much. SKY has never done any harm to anyone !

    • Beloved JGDVarun,

      My site administrator and others who manage this site were of opinion that this comment of yours is useless and controversial and we shouldn’t approve it. But I asked them “why? Give him an opportunity to learn.. at least I can knock his head few times.” SO let me answer you Varun.. but remember.. if you choose to reply to my reply it will definitely be deleted now because that would show you are not interested in learing and expansion of your being but choose to stay “koopa-mandooka”..

      Varun, I am not surprised but really happy to see another blind-folded AOL fanatic in you because most of cult-followers feel this way!

      You know Osama also had over a million followers but that does not mean he was preaching right things… but ask his community and they will tell you how righteous his agenda of jihad against America is in the name of Allah (may peace be upon him).

      I am not sure how well-read you are.. especially when it concerns to treatises on Yoga and Pranayama.. but the truth is SK (sudarshan kriya) is not a dream sequence invented by Sri Ravishankar but only a mix of Kapalbhati and Bhastrika and this should not be attempted unless “Nadishodhan” is completed.. For more knowledge on what is Nadishodhan what are the references you can go through other posts on Pranayama here. But its better you educate yourself before commenting on it.

      Btw.. Sri Sri Ravishankar himself can not ridicule the need of Nadishodhan.. but i know he can always give you a politically correct answer about it… but i encourage you to Ask Him about “Nadishodhan” and its reference inf Vedic literature and its necessity before attempting any high energy pranayama. Would you please do it?

      Secondaly.. If you are claiming to be follower of Guru-Shishya parampara.. you would know it is a universal Vedic tradition.. and you must Ask your Guru about his Guru and not be goverened by the legends and hearsay. Ask him about it.. and also ask him why he does not speak openly about it despite stealing the name of his organization from the title of his Guru Maharshi Mahesh Yogi’s book “Science of being and Art of Living”..

      I dont know why do you think so.. in fact I am not opposed to Sri Sri at all.. he is free to invent few more Kriyas and sell them at any price he wants.. and create as many hubs in as many countries as he wishes to.. at least he knows.. he is aware of what he is doing. But I am definitely opposed to ignorant people like you who despite being completely ignorant of the subject are challenging my authentic views on Pranayam and its preparation.

      Nevetheless.. I am not challenging any of your opinions, beliefs and faith.. please continue to bow down to your Mortal Guru’s lotus feet every morning when you get up and before you go to sleep.. someday the Supreme Guru shall definitely grace you with light of true wisdom upon you..

      Love & Light

  6. Shak says:

    Hi there,

    I had a question regarding one of steps you mentioned above. I have been doing Sudarshan Kriya for the last 20 months. I was wondering when you spin anti-Clockwise steps to restore your breathing pattern, Does spinning clockwise with the left palm facing up and right hand facing down changes your breathing pattern again?

    A quick response would be appreciated

  7. Devpriya says:

    Beloved Shakti,

    It seems Sudarshan Kriya’s course content (apart from the core 3 rounds of varying speed Bhastrika pranayama with So-ham) is going under continuous change.. This Swirling was never the part of original SK package. I suppose after Sri Ravishankar is getting inspired from Tibetan Yoga. Such add-on packs (Nadi Shodhan being on of them) are becoming common in Sudarshan Kriya modules (reasons best known to the founder of AOL).

    In fact this type of Swirling (which is also known as Sufi Swirling) is part of Tibetan Yoga and nothing to do with change in breathing pattern.

    The swirling left to right i.e. anticlockwise is known to affect the blood circulation rather than breathing, in Sufi tradition swirling is always done clockwise instead of anticlockwise. While this preliminary answer should be of some use to you. But its better you could get in touch with your Master or AOL teacher to get your doubt clarified. If you ask Master AD, he would like to see you have completed the preparatory and mandatory step of Nadishodhan before you engage in any pranayama.
    You may like to keep visiting this space.. for further information, I am sure that shall enrich you.

    Love and light

  8. Mahi says:

    Dear AD,

    I did basic AOL course.I did SKY 6 times ,which included 2 log kriya and four short ones.the first week enjoyed the High or so called numbness of being dumb, But soon after i started to realise that my ability to think critically has gone down drastically.I am not able to take basic level decisions and this numbness in mind increases whenever I am in situations where decision making is required.Its almost six days when last i did that Kriya. I researched and found that this kriya is nothing but hyperventilation ,and tried inhaling repeatedly in a paper bag to restore the carbon dioxide level in in the blood.This gave me a quick relief But have not been able to recover completely .I still suffer from bouts of numbness specially behind the temporal area of the brain during the stress hours of the day and my ability to take decisions gets marred whenever this numbness stroke occurs.Please help as I am finding difficulty in fulfilling my official and personal responsibilities effectively.Have i suffered from some kind of damage .How long will it take to recuperate?

    • Beloved Mahi,

      Do not do anything in particular.. instead take a complete break from all doings especially from whatever you might be trying. Allow your body to heal itself… it is more intelligent than you think. If hyper-ventilated it will restore required levels of oxygen by its own inbuilt capabilities sniffing an enclosed vessel won’t help. Yes! do take lots of fluids and water. Intake of anti-oxidants in the form of fresh-fruits is recommended. It should restore the normalcy in 2-3 weeks time however nothing definite can be said about the damages which have been caused it Praan-Maya kosh and beyond.

      In fact all fast-breathing exercises, especially without preparation are complete No-No for those who are interested in their spiritual development but people wish to experience everything in one day! What else Gurus can do? They have to run their shop.. who will come to them if they say self-actualization and self-realization is a long term affair. That you will progress only gradually. Who will come to them after knowing that? That is why they experiment with you, make you do extreme-tortures to your body and believe me if you are made to face the hell for 10 minutes after that next 30 minutes are real-bliss!

      Instead when you feel normal… learn correct Vedic method of Nadi-Shodhan and practice that for at least 1 year. But I once again caution you.. even for learning this Nadi-Shodhan you must visit a Guru in person. Do not try using book or TV in place Guru.

      Love and Light
      – Ach. Agyaatdarshan

  9. Arun says:

    Namsthe Guruji,

    Thank you for the wonderful article! I stumbled upon this blog by chance today. I practised SK quite a few times (not regularly). I was confused about its authenticity as I have been about a lot of spiritual matters and gurus (but never of our scriptures or teachings). When I was doing the course and I started the SK on second day and my body got severely cramped leading me stop the SK in the middle of it. The teacher herself was perplexed. She came back to me after consulting someone else about this and told me this is because there was a lot of bad karma etc etc from a previous janma and asked me to continue it and the cramps would reduce with time!!!!! That`s when I just went back to being the agnostic that I have always been.

    You have mentioned about `nadishodan`. Could you place tell me a good place to start practising this? I am a student living abroad and have no access to a school and would be grateful if you could provide some online resources.

    Finally, I am no one to comment but, I know that there will be a lot of ignorant people who will stumble upon this blog (like me) from time to time and question several things. I understand that it might be irritable to hear from someone who does not anything about a topic. After all, all it takes to comment is a keyboard! But could you please be more patient and answer those questions in a more direct and sweet manner than you already are. I say this, only because, this way it might help to enlighten more people (again…like me) and guide them in a right way rather than they turn away for good.

    I would like to thank you for making this material available and I will be a regular here from now.

    With best regards and respect,


    • Beloved Arun,

      Blessings and Love..

      Bad Karma doesn’t get evaporated by the heat created by any kind of Pranayama and anyone who says so should come forward to debate it one to one with me. Its OK to be skpetical and in fact every spiritual aspirant should have this element in his psyche a bit albeit not as much as to create obstacles in accepting the acceptable. I wish I could give you some online resources on pranayama hrein however it goes against the whole concept and principles of mine if I take the same route which I am dead against to i.e. TV and Videos being used to teach people “How to Swim”; believe me even Nadi-Shodhan is a kind of breathing Pranayama and is no simpler than others in the lot however the beauty of this preparatory teachnique is that it can not cause you harm by any means unless you strech yourself beyond your limits.

      Still I would like you to start with some other simpler breathing exercises and practice of Mool-Bandha. Your intense interest is highly appreciated and I would like you do deep-breathing, what we call belly breathing for at least 21 days before I guide you further.

      Following should be the method –

      First week –

      Mool Bandha

      1. This is approximate method of mool-bandha.- Sit cross-legged in lotus posture, spine erect. Exhale and empty your lungs completely. In this empty-lungs condition squeeze + pull up your anus muscles gently. Remember no jerky movements allowed. Stay with this contraction and pull for around 10 seconds (if you can not sustain it for 10 seconds then shorter period may be opted) and then release and breath in normally. Give yourself a break of 5 seconds and then repeat.
      [Start with 7 Minutes of this exercise and increase by 2-3 minutes with each day taking it to 20 mins. Your aim is to be able to sustain Mool bandha for 2-3 minutes at one stretch.]

      Caution – You should do this exercise empty stomach. Girls do not need to do this during their menstruation.

      Second Week –

      2. Sit comfortably on flat surface. Apply Mool Bandha. Now gently breath in filling your abdomen area and then gradually inflate your chest. Hold the breath for the duration as much comfortable to you keeping the Mool Bandha on and then exhale slowly. You can release Moolbandha if you feel tired but ensure you apply it before entering next cycle of inhale. Ideally Exhale should be so slow and gentle than if someone keeps talcom powder of wheat flour in one’s palm 2-3 inches below the nostrils your exhaled air should not have the force to blow that powder off however you should not be fascinted by this ideal state and do it as slow as you can without exerting. Exhale completely and then give yourself break of 2-3 normal breaths. Repeat. This process should be carried out for 20 minutes.

      Caution – While holding the breath you should allow air to push against your facial muscles (above the neckline). Your face should be relaxed – Ideally you should carry a gentle smile on your face (even if it is artificial one, but do smile).

      Third Week –

      3. Practice of 2nd week continues but now you add only one more thing to it. When you empty your lungs through exhale for applying Mool Bandha give little inward jerk to your navel area and chant beej Mantra “Lang” <>.

      One last thing which might be coming to your mind on whether you should keep your eyes open or closed. The answer is better keep your eyes closed during the practice and feel every part of your body, your breath and flow of energies in your body.

      This practice would prepare you for your next assignment of Nadishodhan.

      Do write back your experiences, I shall try responding to those..

      Love & Light
      – Ach. Agyaatdarshan

      • Arun says:

        Namasthe Guruji,

        Thank you so much for the detailed reply. I will certainly try this. Could you please tell me if it is ok to go the gym while/after doing these deep breathing exercises? As my work involves very less physical activity, I go to the gym 4-5 times a week. Thank you.

        With best regards,

      • Beloved Arun,

        Although there is no restriction on physical activities like attending to gym etc. however try 20-30 rounds of Surya Namaskar with varied pace (starting with slow and gradually moving to fast execution) and see if you feel physically worked out or not. I trust you would not require extra workouts then. ALso this shall tone up and shape your body along with keeping your agility and flexibility intact.

        Basic rule – Inhale when your body/chest/abdomen is stretched and exhale on contractions and bending forward.

        Love & Light
        – Ach. Agyaatdarshan

  10. konchok ishey says:

    i practiced sk two times in de basic course of art of living….wt i m experiencing after one month knw….my mind is kind of paralaysed!!! in de sense i could nt take any decision quickly….my mind bcome weak…my life become so dull….m experiencing very different life…
    plz help me out..!!

    quik response will b appreciated.

    • Devpriya says:

      Beloved Ishey,

      I understand you are going through a tough time coping with the unpleasant aftermaths of forceful “Pranayamas” and it may take sometime for your body to restore its normalcy. All you can do at this moment is eat healthy food, exercise moderately and keep away from intoxicants till you see improvement however if your condition doesn’t improve in 2 weeks seeing a neurologist would be a fair option.

      Further to strengthen your energy-body you may follow those practices which Acharya ji has suggested to Arun at the following link -
      It is what you can start now and comeback with your feedback.

      This space has been created for showing the right path to spiritual aspirants and also to make them aware of the possible hurdles and diversions. If you have found Master AD’s discourses of some help to you in terms of creating awareness about Yogic and Energy exercises please do spread it to as many people as you can because that is the only way you can educate more and more of your fellow travellers to stay away from practises which are detrimental to their spiriual growth and even physically damaging at times.

      Sending healing energies your way..

      Love and Light
      – Ma Devpriya

  11. Arun says:

    Namasthe Guruji,

    I started with surya namaskaras and the Mool-Bandha today. I haveone question. When I contract my muscles should I also not inhale throughout the period of contraction (i.e for 10-20 seconds of mool-bandha) or is it that I can breathe but not release the pull on my muscles?

    • Beloved Arun,

      In the initial phase it is easier to hold breath while keeping the contraction ON and when you gain sufficient strenghth (which may take a week or so) you can then switch to second week’s exercise wherein you are anyways keeping the Bandha while inhaling and releasing only when you are done with exhalation part.

      Love & Light
      – Ach. Agyaatdarshan

      • Arun says:

        Namasthe Guruji,

        I hope you are doing well. I have completed my first week of Mool Bandha. I can now do the first week’s exercise for 20 minutes! Guruji, I have recently started reading about Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. I have some, actually so many questions now! Is there an email or a place where I can contact you with these questions. Your help will be a blessing.

        With best regards and respects,


      • Devpriya says:

        Beloved Arun,

        It is nice to see that you are practising the techniques regularly. May you continue with same zeal and punctuality.. wishig you success and empowerment.

        Regarding questions to Acharya Sri, This is THE FORUM where raising your doubts will help many other seekers who can go through the answers given by Master. So don’t hesitate and start putting your doubts here and wait for His “grace in words”.

        Sending love and light your way..

        – Ma

  12. Arun says:

    Thank you Ma…

    So my first question is about dualism and non-dualism. I know dualism refers to physical and mental conciousness and non-dualism refers to concentrating on the Brahman, the Absolute. I do know both lead to Brahman, then why the divide?

    Also, is it absolutely necessary to renounce the world to realise god? Can we not show compassion, extend our help and be a good human being and still be spiritually satisfied. I guess what I mean to ask is, how important is it to renounce the material living and severe all ties to gain spiritual knowledge.

    Actually I am not able to articulate/translate some of the questions I have. I am however, trying my best to be as clear as I can. Thank you.

    I will ask more questions as and when I encounter them. Thank you for willing to help.

    With best regards,


  13. Chhavi Methi says:

    after reading all of you … sudarshan kriya is indeed beautiful … itbgives you a way out … what becomes better u doont know …. but somethings like perception , the way u take life changes …. i dont get ill … thanks to this beautiful exerciise … and as far as art of living is concerned .. its a perfect combo of sewa, dhyaan & satsang .. not too much … so its easy to practise

    • Devpriya says:

      Beloved Chhavi,

      Acharya ji has been very clearly speaking about/questioning about the basis of any breathing exercices which qualifies to fall in the category of Pranayama. Sudarshan Kriya is categorically a pranayama, you would agree.

      And if you are well-read about the origin of Yoga and other Yogic literature you would know well what does it take to start practices of any pranayama. If you wish to reach further on why you should NOT engage in pranayama without certain preparations please read “Yoga-Choodamani Upanishad” or “Shukla Yajurveda” you would understand it yourself.

      Also you should continue these practices if you are feeling nice and elavated…

      Love and Light
      – Ma Devpriya

  14. noman says:

    Where do you take clasees, would love to join so i can have alternate of SDK

    • Beloved Noman,

      Let me clarify that I have no alternate to Sudarshan Kriya…
      The methods being taught in “Sacred Association” are those which help your consciousness to move from gross to subtler planes. The Tao of creation is all about anscient oriental & Vedic wisdom for a practitioner who is interested in things beyond material realm as well.

      You have to go step by step in your spiritual journey and that is what “Tao of Creation” is all about. There are 5 levels of initiation in this of which the basic initiation is into “Tattva Shakti Vigyaan” which is currently being organized at various cities across India. Recent event was in Delhi on 14th of July.

      However before you take decision to get Deeksha please be sure of it and clear all your doubts as it will be helpful in your progress.

      – Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath

      • Amit chauhan says:

        Hello sir,
        i am having the same issues as asked by the questioner…i want to know that can i take ashwagandharisht in place of the brahmi herb..and if yes then for how long. thank you.

      • Beloved Amit,

        The purpose of taking Brahmi is different and Ashwagandharisht can not give you those benefits. If you have some specific issues you need to write in details so that you can be helped and proper suggestions can be given.

        Love & Light
        – Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath

  15. Amit Chauhan says:

    Acharya ji pranam,

    first of all thanks for your reply….i am a 21 years old boy and i have been doing masturbation for the last 10 years continuously…of course i have tried to leave it many times but failed…now i am surrounded by all sorts of problems…i m losing my hair, i have become very skinny, no energy , feeling tired and fatigue all the time , my mental health has also gone down considerably…i feel tensions, anxiety and headaches all the time…cant concentrate, become very nervous for no reason at all …avoid people and all sorts of things.

    sir , in these last 10 years i have had literally no one to share my feelings, i have lived more of a lonely life…and thats why a tremendous amount of negative emotions thoughts and feelings have set inside me…i feel no way out of this

    i was an extra ordinary student (because of my memory, my understanding) upto my school level but then everything fell apart….

    respected sir …i seek ur help and look forward to u reply to this….i am really in a lot of pain and unhappiness .thank you.

    • Beloved Amit,

      Although 11 years of age is too early to get into the habit but still understand that all your issues are not related to ONLY masturbation. There are many more things which you should contemplate on changing in your life –

      1. Lack of energy, weakness and untimely hair-loss may have to do more than on your routine and eating habits.

      Suggestion : In fact you need no authority to tell you that you should get up early in the morning and sleep on time, Exercise regularly without fail (10 rounds of Suryanamaskar after little warm up would be ok). I suggest you consult a physician also to be assessed for any specific deficiency or unknown ailment and adjust your diet & medication (if needed) and food supplements accordingly. It is better to take vitamins and nutrients from natural sources.. (sprouts with milk with added dry-fruits is best morning breakfast).

      2. Your lack of concentration and loss of memory is also impacted due to loneliness and feeling of continuous guilt & love-deprivation.

      Suggestion : You should start socializing a bit. If not possible to get in to friend circles due to prolonged loner attitude its better to engage yourself in some kind of social activities. Join a social group and engage yourself in service of people. Open communication channels with your parents and siblings.. they would definitely have consideration for you. Spend less time on computer & phone.. better reach out to people and interact.

      3. I can see you are seeking help to come out of this habit of Masturbation.

      Suggestion : Any habit is formed by repetitive behavior and only way to come out of that is to become aware of the aftermath (future) and choices before you engage yourself in any action. Any time you get an urge for that.. go out, take a walk.. read something good. Make sure you do not expose yourself to erotic materials and keep yourself alone for long duration because both would aggravate your desire.

      Lastly, if you have time and resources get initiated in “Tattva Shakti Vigyaan”. The next program is in Delhi on 13th of October’2012 at India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road. Tattva Shakti Vigyaan (TSV) has helped many students and young people in harnessing their energies in constructive way. Do not think you are different.. every one has some or the other issue in life to deal with. Earlier we recognize the problem we would get access to solution.

      To increase your will power.. in the first place decide your days of fasting and abstinence and adhere to that. Remember – a promise broken would weaken your will-power further. So decide yourself what you can promise and fulfill.

      Baby steps please..


      – Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath

  16. ajay says:

    Guru Ji
    I started SK Part -1 in October 11 and I started have problem of diarrhea from November 11. After taking lot of medicines, there was no improvement and finally I was dignosed with Ulcerative Colitis in Jan 12. Since then I am on medicines but condition is not improving. I don’t know it started with SK or not. Could you please advise me what sort of yoga should I do?

    • Beloved Ajay,

      There are umpteen number of cases reporting health-issues starting right from tinnitus to severe headaches, cramps in body to absentmindedness, internal piles to diarrhea by not following the proper preparatory steps before engaging in high-speed breathing exercises (call it pranayama). It is surprising how we can induct people in such a rigorous breathing regime without having one assessed for his health conditions and any prevailing ailments.

      You are yet again doing the same mistake by asking me on here virtual space to guide you in certain kind of Yoga for restoration of your health. It would be better if you could send in your details like place you currently are, your age and other related things.. that will possibly help me more in finding out a suitable remedy and also possibility of having someone visit you.

      Love & Light
      – Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath

  17. Naresh says:

    Dear Acharya,

    I have gone thru your responses given to various querries. Seems quite convincing. But some blogs or Sri Sri and some posts talk about physiological benefits (from medical perspective) like activities of nerve centers, positive effects on genes, etc. These are coming from various doctors from around the world. They all talk about the positive effective of SKY from their points of view. Can you give me some details as to how SKY is harmful whether physiologically, neurologically and psychologically? I am not a devotee of any guru as such and i would not suggest any of these practices. I think God has given us all a body that is good enough and if we can take proper care of it we do well rather than try all such cultic practices and invite problems. Would you be kind enough to enlighten me on the negative changes that would take place when one practices either SKY or any type of yoga as such. I am aware of the psychological degradation that takes place. Thanks and i await your response.


  18. Ramaswamy says:

    Dear Acharya,
    I was suffering a lot from sleep problems and dizziness and on a whim one day I did Kapaal Bhati and anulom vilom and that night I got great sleep. This was the case for the next 5 days. 6th day, I got food poisoning and my sleep became bad again. This was in 2011. I still continued Kapaal Bhati and anulom vilom though I got not much benefit from it. Then in 2012, my dizziness got resolved on its own and over a period of another 3 months, with homeopathy, my sleep problems also got resolved. I started doing Sudarshan Kriya around June 2012 and since then, I started getting instant sleep(earlier, it would take me about 30-45 minutes to fall asleep after going to bed). Around Dec 2012, I developed a pain in my left foot which was diagnosed as flat foot and I did some excercises for strengthening the arches and the pain was not too high. Then in April 2013, I started climbing stairs in order to get excercise and used to climb 7 floors 3 times a day. Around June 2015, my right knee started getting some pain and I stopped climbing stairs and avoided putting strain on my legs by avoiding unnecessary stairs climbing. The pain was there in my right knee, but very mild and orthopaedics only advised excercise.
    Around June 2016, I got a food poisoning and after about 2 weeks, my stomach settled, but I got severe dizziness. My left foot pain and right knee pain were pretty much same and nothing much changed in that regard. In Aug 2016, my right ear felt full and started giving a whistling sound and after that, my sleep went bad and till now it is not back to normal. Around Sep 2016, my left knee also started having similar pain as my right knee. Since Oct 2016, I have stopped sitting in Vajrasan while doing sudarshan kriya in order to avoid any strain on my legs. Now since the last two months, my calf muscles are feeling tight in both my legs and last 3-4 days it is much worse. Is this due to the pranayam? I do not want to stop the sudarshan kriya and kapal bhati and anulom vilom since I did get some decent benefits out of them initially and probably due to that I did not think that the pain in my left heel could be because of it. But if they are going to make things worse for my legs, I think I should stop them. Need your kind advice regarding the same


    Just a note: My dizziness is still present, but much less than august and my ear is still feeling full and making whistling sound 24X7. My sleep is still not good enough(4.5 to 5 hours)

  19. MIHIR JOSHI says:

    I just did 3 days SK workshop. After experienceing it I knew something is wrong with help of my limited knowledge of breathing techniques. And came to know this blog.
    This, kind of saved me. Thankyou🙏

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