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Supplementing Astrology with Swara Yoga

स्वरहीनश्च दैवज्ञो नाथहीनं यथा गृहम् |
शास्त्रहीनं यथा वक्त्रं शिरोहीनं च यद्वपुः ||
— शिव स्वरोदय
An astrologer without the knowledge of Swara Yoga is akin to a house without its master; or a mouth without scripture; or a body without a head.
Śiva Swarodaya

What is Swara Yoga?

Swara Yoga has a compelling utility for the material as well as the spiritual man. For the material man, it can be leveraged effectively to gain insights into the right time for taking decisive steps towards his material well being – starting a business, joining a job, constructing a house, negotiating a deal and such myriad dilemma we face every day. It is the best divination technique for everyone common man who is ready to spend his life in this discipline. For the spiritual, it is the invaluable tool to knowing one’s own self.

Tying Astrology to Swara Yoga

Prediction through astrology follows a process, with its own pitfalls and problems. When you reach out to a conscientious astrologer, he will ask for the birth details and duly cast a horoscope.
Then starts a grueling process of reading a multitude of charts, divisional charts, various types of daśā, planetary positions, strength of planets, aṣtakavarga, transits, so on and so forth. There are way too many parameters to be reckoned – and the process of reconciliation of these disparate and often contradictory indicators is a difficult task and needs a lot of focus, time and experience. Even so, there are many times when the reading remains ambiguous and it is easy to make a mistake.
The concomitant question that follows is – whether there is another system of knowledge to supplement astrology with? A system that can stand on its own, even without astrology?
That answer lies in Swara Yoga, as enunciated in the nigama scripture Śiva Swarodaya. Swar Yogīs have been predicting for ages based on this scripture, many even without the knowledge of astrology.
It therefore, behoves astrologers to get versed in this discipline as well and render service to others by guiding them in life.

Workshop Experience: where to learn

I had the great fortune of sitting in a Swara Yoga workshop in Pune in the first week of August, propounded by Ma Shakti Devpriya under the auspices of The Shakti Multiversity. As Ma led the participants through the intricacies of this scripture, it became evident it was coming from someone who has lived the scripture in her life. Replete with personal experiences and practical tips, the session turned out to be a gold mine for the seeker, both from material and spiritual perspective.
Those interested in Swara Yoga may log onto www.shaktimultiversity.com and register for any upcoming course/workshop on the subject.
This article has been contributed by Niraj Mohan a triteeya koti Tattva Shakti Vigyaan Practitioner. Niraj is a well placed officer at management level in a multinational company at Pune and has interest in practical astrology only to help people around him through this divine knowledge. He can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/nirajmohanastrology/
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Swara Yoga Lessons by Tantra Master Ma Shakti Devpriya ji

Question:

Shivoham! Ma,

I am noticing my swara since few days. I take a note right at the time of sunrise. And few more times in the day. I have noticed that during the sunrise, some days it is as per the tithi. but some days it is not and even if I try to change it, it does not change. During the day, i have understood that most of the times it is surya that is active. I remember you said that chandra should be active during the day and surya in the night. So what should i do to correct it. Although i try few methods to change but it does not change for a long time. And how do i ensure that the correct swara is active during sunrise.

K.P.

Shivoham!

Dear K.P.

This is almost a common query, that all the new practitioners and enthusiasts of Swar Vigyaan have, that Swara is not according to the tithi. There are few reasons for this. Although I did share in the class, about how we can predict about our coming day, paksha, month and even year by reading our Swara during sunrise. But I had also mentioned, to predict correctly, we need to achieve proper working of the Swara.

When the swara is not according to the tithi, the first thing that should be attempted is to change the swara. This can be done by any of the method I had taught during the class. As you mention, that even if you try to change the swara it does not change and you also share that most of the times it is the surya swara that is active, so let us understand what can be the underlying causes for the same.

The first point to understand here is that there is certainly some problem/issue or disease. It can be on mental level and/or physical level. So try to contemplate on the following pointers.

Health of respiratory system

First step is to understand the health of your respiratory system. It means right from the nose to the lungs. Nose is a very important organ when it comes to understanding of the swaras and so its upkeep is very much necessary. Have you ever suffered from sinusitis, or currently are you having blocked nostrils or nasal passages. Also understand if there is unusual dryness in the nostrils? Do remember to do Jal Neti every morning, it will ensure you have clear nasal passages. Applying ghee (clarified butter) in the nostrils once daily will be helpful if you experience dryness in the nose. Also be sure of any anatomical issues like nasal septum deviation etc. There can also be some swelling in the throat or nasal area. If you are suffering from any of the above issue, proper treatment should be taken.

Health of Digestive system:

Problems with digestive system actually reflect on the overall health of our body. If you study and correct your swaras daily, you will soon realize that they are first ones to tell you that there is some problem with your digestive system. Over active pingala nadi or surya swara, can mean too much heat in the body. It can be reflected as hyper acidity in the system. Too much toxin buildup in the body is also a cause for overactive surya swara.

Posture:

This is also an important but many times overlooked cause for disturbed swaras. Overactive surya swara can simply mean that nerves in the left side of your body are weak. You must have noticed yogis sitting with a straight back and maintain the graceful posture for longer period of time. It has a reason behind it, when you sit with a straight back, you actually let proper functioning of the nadis to happen. Even a little bit of bent on either sides, affect the subtle nadis and that can be easily understood by reading the swara. Do you find yourself bent mostly towards your left side. Suppose you sit for longer periods of time, which side do you bent to?

Other less known Factors

If you are into any spiritual practice, especially mantras.. notice which mantras you are chanting because certain mantras (the most potent of those are of Agni, Surya, Narsimha and Hayagreeva) tend to increase fire-activity in the body thus disrupt the swara cycle.

Tattvic imbalance is another factor which come in the way of restoring normal swara cycle. In our lineage for the uninitiated ones we suggest Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya for this issue.

Nadi-Shuddhi is not just desirable but mandatory for achieving perfection in Swara Yoga discipline. Anyone who wishes to achieve greater success in Swara Vigyaan must conduct oneself through the Nadi-Shodhan practice on daily basis because it is a Complete Wellness Programme in itself and removes all diseases from body.

Weight shifting is general phenomenon that impacts swara cycle. Notice which leg do you tend to put your weight on, when standing for long time? Which side of the body do you use more?  As you will answer these questions you will find insight into functioning of your swaras.

Further any infection, pain or even dental filling in your left jaw can trigger surya swara dominance.

Once you are able to understand the underlying cause, for one swara dominance and rectify it, the functioning of the swara according to the tithi during sunrise will also start happening.

Finally, I would add a word of caution here. We tend to think about our bodies like machines, and feel that just tightening some screws here and there is going to heal it. You should understand that your body is a play of subtle energies and your lifestyle, emotions, situations has caused wear and tear to your body over many years, so it will take time in bringing harmony and balance in it.

If you do not take care of these minute things it may not be possible to bring perfect balance. If you continue having erratic lifestyle (includes sleep cycles, food quality and timings, exercise, pranayama and of course stress) there is less hope.  So minimize the damage you do to your body and experience the wonderful support of swaras in your life mentally, physically and spiritually.

-Ma Shakti Devpriya

Ma Shakti Devpriya is a Tantra Master in Krama System, Founder of 'The Shakti Multiversity' and non-profit 'Sacred Association for rejoice and Love'. Her book on Tantric Spirituality "Tattva Shakti Vigyaan - Tantra for Modern Man' is the best-seller at Amazon in its category. She along with her beloved consort Master AD takes workshops on Swara Yoga, Prateek Vigyaan, 5D Shakti Healing, Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya and also initiates sincere seekers in Tantric practices through Tattva Shakti Vigyaan deeksha.