Ajapa Yoga or Dhwani Yoga is the most ancient form of yoga which dates back to the creation itself. Though ancient, it is most relevant in the contemporary world today. Looking at the chaos, violence, and instability around us, the science of Ajapa can become the ultimate boon for mankind. It is the greatest science on this planet and can deal with the riddles of life as well as that of the universe.
The science of Ajapa was taught thousands of years ago by the reverend Rishis of India.It was taught to the Saptarishis by Adi Guru Mahadev himself. Ajapa Yoga has been referred to by various names, in practically all shastras from ancient India. It is mentioned in the Vedas and Upanishads and also some later tantrik texts. It has been referred to by different names such as - Dhwani Yoga, Pranav Sadhana, Brahm Vidya, Anahata Yoga, Shiv Shakti Sadhana, Ajapa Gayatri etc. It is also called Dhwani Yoga as it is based on the science of sound vibrations.
The same Yoga was revealed by Lord Krishna to Arjuna, during the Mahabharata war Evidence of practice of Ajapa Yoga is also found in the texts of the saints and religious men and women of India. The prominent among those being Meerabai, Daadu Saheb, Dariya Saheb, Jagjeewan Saheb, Ram Prasad, Guru Nanak Dev, Kabir Saheb, Paltu Saheb, Raidas and others. The method of this sadhana was carefully guarded through the ages at Siddhashram (a hidden monastery in the Himalayas).
In modern times it was brought from Siddhashram by the great sage Sri Swami
Purnanand Paramhans (1834-1928) In 1860s He made the arduous journey to Siddhashram where he learned this ancient technique of Ajapa Yoga.
He was there for five years and attained Brahm Gyan. The masters ordered him to go back to India ( that time under the British rule) to spread this secret knowledge of Ajapa Sadhana. After he left his material body, his mission was taken over by his disciple Sri Bhumanand Paramhans (1873-1958). After him, his disciple Sri Janardan Paramhans (1888-1980) took over this cause and spread the knowledge around the world. In 1970 He was invited to visit the Academy of Science in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was also invited to Germany, Canada, and the United States to deliver lectures on Ajapa Yoga. He made many disciples there and established an Ashram at California.
In 1966 Guru Janardanji found a baby boy on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. He adopted him and named him Guruprasad. He trained him to carry on the teachings of Ajapa Sadhana to the world. Before leaving this material world he named the boy his successor. At the young age of fourteen, Guruprasadji took the responsibility of maintaining the Ashrams around the world and began guiding the people in Ajapa-Sadhana. Today, He is maintaining five ashrams and several Ajapa centers around the World.