Path of Kriya Yoga

“Kriya Yoga, 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 yoga is an ancient and sacred yoga technique that has been practiced by saints and sages for thousands of years. In the modern age, this technique has been introduced by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple, Lahiri Mahasaya, to be taught and shared with true and sincere aspirants seeking spiritual evolution. This technique has been mentioned by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras.

Step 1:

Paramhansa Yogananda said that the first step to deep meditation is single-pointed concentration and relaxation, and that is what we’ll learn. In this course, we will share the Hong-Sau technique of concentration. The Hong-Sau technique will give you the experience of deep calmness and stillness and help manifest these qualities in your daily activities. During this session, we will cover: 

  • Scientific Meditation Techniques
  • Hong–Sau technique of Meditation. Learn to meditate now
  • How to overcome the restless mind
  • Deep relaxation at will
  • Correct posture
  • How, when and where to Meditate
  • Establishing a daily routine

Step 2 :

Based on the book The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda, this course is an in-depth study of the Yogic Path and lifestyle. The critical component of this series is the learning of 39 Energization Exercises that were developed by Paramhansa Yogananda. These exercises will give us the ability to recharge our body at will by drawing in cosmic energy from the universe. During the course, we will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Yoga – Bhakti, Gyana, Karma, and Raja
  • Ashtanga Yoga & Yamas and Niyamas
  • Principles of Will, Energy and Magnetism
  • Overcoming Habits
  • Power of Affirmations ,how to do them effectively
  • Energization exercises. Learn them now
  • Applying Yoga Principles in Daily Life
  • Mapping your Spiritual Progress

Step 3 :

At this point, the spiritual aspirant shifts from being a student to becoming a disciple. Discipleship doesn’t mean a change in your outward life or the renunciation of worldly life. It only means a more profound inner relationship with the Divine through the channel of the Guru. Several new techniques are taught during this class series. All of them essential to the practice of Kriya Yoga, helping to perceive the subtle spinal currents and the sounds of the chakras. The following aspects are covered through this course:

  • Understanding the need and role of the Guru
  • Recognizing a true Guru & Attunement with the Guru
  • Pre-requisites and right attitudes of a true disciple
  • The lineage of our Masters, Mission of Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda & Ananda’s mission
  • Discipleship Ceremony
  • The techniques of Aum Technique and Hong-Sau in the Spine

Step 4 :

During this final Step , we study many of the deeper teachings of the Yogic path. All the while continuing to practice all the meditation techniques that we have learned in the previous courses. We begin to lengthen our meditations, allowing for longer, deeper sadhanas. This course covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to Kriya Yoga and The Anatomy of the Astral body
  • The Yugas, with emphasis on Dwapara Yuga (the Age of Energy)
  • Yogananda’s interpretation of the Gita and Kriya Yoga in the Gita
  • Long meditations & Kriya related Q&A
  • The technique of Jyoti Mudra, Navi kriya and Mahamudra

Kriya Initiation

After completion of Step 4, there will be the Kriya Initiation Ceremony, where qualified students will receive the sacred diksha of Kriya Yoga by Kriyacharya.

Requisite : Kriya Initiation requires that all the 4 step courses be completed with us.

Start your Kriya Yoga journey by signing up for the “Learn to Meditate” and ” Learn Energization Exercises