He trained Nithyananda starting from age 3. Raghupati Yogi taught Nithyananda traditional Yoga postures (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama), and meditation from the teachings of Patanjali (Father and founder of Yoga).
Inspired by the teachings of Raghupati Yogi, Nithyananda has unveiled Nithya Yoga, the Yoga for health and well being.
To enrich individuals, regardless of age, religion, race, gender or nationality, using the ancient wisdom of eastern science and modern technology so they develop a healthy mind and body, thereby improving their outlook on life, self-respect, self-confidence, which will enable them to reach their highest potential. Nithyananda Yoga University envisions the creation of a healthy and blissful living community.
About Paramhamsa Nithyananda
NIthyananda Yoga University is guided by Paramahamsa Nithyananda who is one of the most watched spiritual teacher on Youtube with over 18 million views. He has also authored more than 500 books published in over 27 languages. His live discourses can be watched at www.nithyananda.tv.
Nithyananda is one of the few spiritual gurus to take meditation to the masses on a grand scale. Tech-savvy he makes his teachings available on-line. At his free satsangs (spiritual gatherings) attended by upto 100,000 people, he teaches simple meditation techniques which address common issues like stress and relationships.
Among the charitable activities of his organization are free spiritual counseling offered on an informal basis to those who live on the fringes of society - dropouts, drug offenders, juvenile delinquents. Nithyananda Yoga University had worked with Jefferson County Courts in the past offering programs. Meditation is now also being offered as a real alternative to substance abuse and suicide. It can bring about real transformation in those segments of society that have been given up by the mainstream as beyond redemption.