Michael Beloved (Yogi Madhvacharya) took his current body in 1951 in Guyana. In 1965, while living in Trinidad, he instinctively began doing yoga postures and tried to make sense of the supernatural side of life. Later in 1970, in the Philippines, he approached a Martial Arts Master named Arthur Beverford. He explained to the teacher that he was seeking a yoga instructor. Mr. Beverford identified himself as an advanced disciple of Sri Rishi Singh Gherwal, an Ashtanga Yoga master. Beverford taught the traditional Ashtanga Yoga with stress on postures, attentive breathing and brow chakra centering meditation.
In 1972, Michael entered the Denver, Colorado Ashram of kundalini yoga Master Harbhajan Singh. There he took instruction in bhastrika pranayama and its application to yoga postures. He was supervised mostly by Yogi Bhajan’s disciple named Prem Kaur. In 1979 Michael formally entered the disciplic succession of the Brahma-Madhava-Gaudiya Sampradaya through Swami Kirtanananda, who was a sannyasi disciple of the Vaishnava Authority Sri Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, the exponent of devotion to Sri Krishna. However, yoga has a mystic side to it, thus Michael took training and teaching empowerment from several spiritual masters of different aspects of spiritual development. This is consistent with Sri Krishna’s advice to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita: Most of the instructions Michael received were given in the astral world. His prominent teachers were Sri Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh, Swami Vishnudevananda, Sri Babaji, Srila Yogeshwarananda and Siddha Swami Nityananda. The course for kundalini yoga was detailed by Michael in the book Kundalini Hatha Yoga Pradipika. This current book was composed from meditation and breath-infusion notes which were originally shared in staple bound booklets as Yoga Journals. Michael’s preliminary books relating to this topic are Meditation Pictorial, Meditation Expertise, and Meditation ~ Sense Faculty (co-author). Every technique mentioned was tested by him during pranayama breath-infusion and samyama deep meditation practice. This is a result of over forty years of meditation practice with astute subtle observations intending to share the methods and experiences. The information is published freely with no intention of forming an institution or hogtying anyone as a disciple.