With more than 30 years of yogic experience, Nagaraja Rao is a devoted Yoga practitioner and a certified Yoga Teacher who belongs to Adi shankaracharya’s school of philosophy. Nagaraja Rao has learnt yoga and philosophy in Vedic Gurukula system from his childhood under the guidance of his yogi father.
After having obtained his Master degree in Yoga in the Tamil Nadu University and a post-graduate in Naturopathy and Yoga in Madras University, he continued his practice in the Himalaya. Enlightened Himalayan masters introduced him to the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, which is based on classical texts and approaches such as Veda, Vedanta – The Indian philosophical thought in Gurukula system – Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Hata Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita.
He has been teaching yoga from his family tradition and been conducting programs on Hatha yoga, Vedanta and Kundalini yoga, and is a trainer on personal development. Besides this he authored books such as Yoga Darshna Sampada, a practical manual for beginners, and resource books for yoga teachers.
Nagaraja Rao has been recognized as an honorary resource person by the Government of India teaching in the Education department of the state of Karnataka (South India).