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Dr. Aravinda K.
The author was born on 31st January 1966, in Perdoor village, Udupi district, Karnataka state, India. His professional degrees are B.E. in Electronics, M.S. (Engg.) in Computer applications, M.Tech. in VLSI design & Embedded Systems, and Ph.D. in the broad area of VLSI circuit design and verification. In addition, the author has undergone Basic & Advanced courses in Pranic healing, Ashtantagayoga course at Adi Shankara Yoga Kendra (Bengaluru), and Master course in Kundalini yoga from Vedadri World Community Service Trust. He has completed "Samskrtha Kovida" and "Geetha Kovida" from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Mumbai).
He has served as "R&D Engineer" at Swede (India) Teltronics Ltd, as "Senior Engineer" at Pulsetone Industries, and as "Lecturer" at Sapthagiri College of Engineering, all at Bengaluru. He is currently working as "Associate Professor" in the department of Electronics & Communication at New Horizon College of Engineering, Bengaluru.
The author is the disciple of Yogashree A. S. Narasimhamurthy, the founder Acharya of Adishankara Yoga Kendra, Bengaluru. Since the year 2000, the author is involved in the teaching of the science of yoga, through the organization "Shreyas Centre for Yoga" at Bengaluru. The teaching process follows the Gurukula system of ancient India. Ashtangayoga of Pathanjali is being taught as junior level, which includes the rishiculture of Paramaguru Dr. Swami Geethananda Giri of Pondicherry.
Later on for the aspirants, Rajayoga is being taught and practiced as senior level, following the teachings of Vedavyasa, Adi Shankaracharya, and the other anonymous seers and yogis. The junior level is more of practices, and the senior level is more of theory and studies of the related holy Sanskrit and Kannada scriptures.
The author has written articles in Kannada as well as in English, on the spiritual aspects of yoga and health. He has also given talks on the same subjects. His other books in English are: Ashtantagayoga, Poorvabhyasa, Yogasamuchchaya, Arogyavidya and Paramavidya. He has released six video DVDs (in Kannada) on the practice of Yogasanas, and one audio DVD (in Kannada) on the practice of Ashtangayoga.