Shiva has practiced, studied, and taught Raja yoga and Advaita Vedanta for over thirty years and has been tutored in Traditional Kundalini Science since being initiated as a brahmacharini (monastic) in the Shankaracharya tradition in 1987. She is the designated successor in the lineage of Traditional Kundalini Science specialists represented by Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati and is the author of Kundalini Vidya, The Science of Spiritual Transformation. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the effects of Hatha yoga asanas and diaphragmatic breath awareness on stress.
Ordained a monk in the Adi Shankaracharya order in India in 1956, Swamiji has over fifty years’ experience researching the teachings and methods for guiding Kundalini process. He supplemented his special instruction in oral tradition commentaries with intensive scripture study and by gathering spiritual methods throughout India. Versed in Raja yoga, Advaita Vedanta, Ayurveda, and Sanskrit and Tamil texts, Swamiji is the living representative authorized by a lineage of Kundalini specialists with an intact oral tradition over five hundred years old and an ageless inner tradition. A repository of spiritual knowledge both ancient and modern, his outlook is universal and practical. Swamiji resides in Rishikesh, India.