Global Tribute – Romania

Jignasu Mangaldharma

We have come from Romania to participate in the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Bihar School of Yoga, and to express our solidarity with the mission of Sri Swami Sivananda, Sri Swami Satyananda and Sri Swami Niranjanananda, and the yogic vision that they have propagated through the Bihar School of Yoga.

In 2007, Swamiji said that a lot of work can be done in Eastern Europe. With faith in guru's words, I began my journey in Romania. From one student in 2008, today a large number of Romanians have become a part of our tradition. We are now teaching yoga to children from age four to people in their seventies.

Though it is still in its nascent stage, Satyananda Yoga is regarded as a serious tradition of yoga, offering life-enhancing skills and not just asana and meditation practices. People have experienced a strong impact in their personal lives and society as well.

I thank the teachers, the gurus and most of all, Sri Swami Satyananda for offering this priceless tool of transformation to us all.