We have come from Bulgaria 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 the Communist Bulgaria of the 1960s and 70s, there was no room for spirituality. But somehow, Satyananda Yoga or the Bihar Yoga tradition broke through those iron walls and opened up our hearts. At first the inspiration trickled in through the medium of books, and from the 1990s, Swami Niranjan directly guided the yoga movement in Bulgaria. And today, Satyananda Yoga is the path almost every Bulgarian seeker walks when they think of spirituality and yoga. We cannot thank Sri Swamiji and Swamji enough for what they have done for us.