Yogiraj Swami Buaji Maharaj
tittle given to Buaji by Swami Sivanananda...
The story goes that at the age of ten, Swamiji was very sick and
pronounced crippled. He slipped in to a coma his body was taken
to the cremation grounds to be burned. When the flames were lit,
Swami's body began shaking from of the heat, everybody got scared and
ran away, except for one; a sadhu named Ygeshwara. He
stayed, took him off the fire, and treated him with Himalayan herbs and
taught him Yoga.
his long life, he has met many famous
people including Swami Sivanananda (there is a picture of the them
hanging on Swami's wall), Rabindranatha Tangore, Theosophist Annie
Besant, King George the VI, Gama the lion of Punjab (a hindu wrestler),
Prof. Cheng Man Ching, and many others...
came to live in the United States in the early 1960's. He said to
me that it was his legs that got him here. He told me the story of how
some Americans, after seeing him perform endless repetitions of
Baithoks (hindu squats), quickly invited him to teach Yoga in America.
Many students have passed through his
little one bedroom apartment, located in New York City, over these many
years. I have know Swamji for well over 20 years. This page is an
homage to this remarkable Yogi and gentle man.
Hatha yoga is a scientific way of moving the different parts of
body. Its goals are to ensure a long, healthy life and self-realization
by perfecting the body and the mind.
The routines are based on Swamiji’s teachings. They will challenge your
body and mind in all ways. They will help you develop, increased
strength, flexibility, and mobility. They will improve balance,
increased bone density and optimize our circulatory, immune, endocrine
and lymphatic systems. They will relax and tone our nervous system,
which will help us to have an increased positive outlook on life. They
improve self-discipline and maintain physical, mental and emotional
health using ancient time tested methods.
study of which
after securing the steadiness in the postures
What is pranayama?
is the regulation of the breath or the control of
simple terms pranayama is the art of breath control
and exhaling rapidly, taking shallow breaths.
2. By inhaling and exhaling slowly, taking long
or deep breaths.
3. By stopping the act of breathing altogether.
Wrestling Exercises plus Club and Pole Exercises
ground exercises, as practiced by Hindu wrestlers, for strengthening
the body. For the most part, these exercises use your own body weight
for resistance. They also practiced with Indian Clubs (Gada &
Joris) of various sizes and weights, as well as the wrestler’s pole