Swami Shankardev Saraswati (Dr.)

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Swami Shankardev Saraswati studied at the Bihar School of Yoga from 1976. Over the decade he lived in India he wrote several books on yoga and yoga therapy. He returned to Australia in 1985 to research the physiology of yoga at the University of New South Wales, completing a Master of Science degree in 1990. Over the last 40 years, he has travelled widely through many countries, learning and teaching esoteric Eastern traditions.

Swami Shankardev Saraswati is the co-founder of Big Shakti an online learning platform that delivers courses and guided mediations in yoga, meditation, psychology and yoga therapy. He is a member of the Satyananda Yoga Teachers Association.

1976 – MB, BS (Medical Doctor) Sydney University (MD equivalent)
1981 – Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) IYFM, Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar
1990 – MSc (Master of Science) University of NSW
1991 – Cert Ayurvedic Studies, The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA
2003 – Diploma of Medical Hypnosis, College of Medical Hypnosis
2010 – Cert Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Australia

Published by the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar, India:
– Yogic Management of Asthma and Diabetes
– The Effects of Yoga on Hypertension
– The Practice of Yoga for the Digestive System

– Kundalini Tantra (Bihar School of Yoga)

– Surya Namaskara: a technique of solar vitalization
– Hatha Yoga Pradipika
– Moola Bandha: the master key
– Prana and Pranayama
– Sure Ways to Self-Realization


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