Kriya Yoga

What is Kriya Yoga?

 

 

Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth. It was first made widely known by Paramhansa Yogananda in his Autobiography of a Yogi.

 
According to Yogananda, Kriya Yoga is the most effective technique for reaching the goal of Yoga: Self-Realization.

 

 

 

Self-Realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all you need to do is improve your knowing.

—Paramhansa Yogananda

 

Kriya Yoga is an advanced technique for spiritual evolution that has been taught by enlightened sages for thousands of years. Part of the ancient science of Raja Yoga, it is mentioned by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras and by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.

According to Yogananda, Kriya is the most effective technique available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine. Its effectiveness has been proven in the lives of people from all walks of life, religion, and nationality.

 

Kriya, controlling the mind directly through the life force, is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite.

In contrast to the slow, uncertain “bullock cart” theological path to God, Kriya may justly be called the “airplane” route.

—Paramhansa Yogananda

 

Kriya is a technique of energy control, or pranayama. It is also a comprehensive spiritual path, which includes additional meditation practices, right living, and a link to the enlightened Masters mentioned in Autobiography of a Yogi.

 

Learn more about Kriya Yoga in daily life in the talk below from Swami Kriyananda:

 

 

A peace and joy “beyond imagination of expectancy” as Yogananda describes, starts to become your reality and foundation for a truly successful life when you experience and live from your spiritual center. Our Ananda community supports you in living truthfully as a unique expression of the Divine reality flowing through you.

 

Joy is within you!

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