Michael Beloved (Yogi Madhvacarya) took his current body in 1951 in Guyana. During infancy and childhood he had many conscious astral projections as well as sleep paralysis bouts which lasted for the most about 2 minutes. He assumed that this was a natural state and that each person overcomes this in the process of time just as infants have an imbalance when learning to walk but master it nevertheless even if they lack confidence. During the early teen years, Michael tried to study sleep paralysis on his own without mentioning anything to senior relatives. 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 Mr. Arthur Beverford. He explained to the teacher that he was seeking a yoga instructor. Mr. Beverford identified himself as an advanced disciple of 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.
After learning kundalini yoga, Michael realized that sleep paralysis was caused by the kundalini life force's inability to synchronize the subtle and gross bodies. He investigated the causes of this and discovered that if the kundalini was kept in a super charged stage sleep paralysis would not occur.
Arpana Ukkund was born and brought up in Bangalore, India. Her first language of study in school and pre-university was Kannada, and formal education was in English. Hence she is fluent in both Kannada and English languages. Arpana did engineering from Bangalore University in the year 1996.