Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He is also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He has authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali's Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
Nowadays thousands of people worldwide publicise themselves as yoga masters.
Real masters are few and far between. Even to be a master of one kriya (method or practice) is rare and requires tapasya (ascetic dedication) that few are willing to undertake.
Practice a kriya until you have mastered it.
How do you know when you have mastered it?
Here are the few stages of mastery.
A true master in yoga is a master of states of consciousness with the ability to induce a serene and peaceful state in a student as well as his/environment such as an Ashram. When even a new person enters such an environment s/he feels a touch of peacefulness.
May you become a master in some life time when you are guided by a true master.