Category: Kriya Yoga
What about Africa?
This continent has a great need for the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga, but most of all contact with realized individuals who could give initiation. Will the people of Africa always have to make do with the scraps of the table? Like Vivekananda I also cry out to the heavens for a dispensation for my land, not earthly, but spiritually.
We cannot afford to travel to the distant lands to receive initiation, what will become of us?
Ananda sent teachers to Nigeria some years ago and actively supported a work outside of the capital for quite some time.
Perhaps you are right and it is time to try again. Perhaps your plea expresses Divine Mother's guidance.
However we shall see how, when, and where this guidance unfolds. I cannot answer questions regarding the karma of the peoples and nations of Africa. There does seem to be some karma which as a whole has resulted in great suffering on all levels.
Hello. Recently I've been having dreams that are not scary but have me in a situation e.g. wanting to find or do something and just keep getting stopped or lost and becoming frustrated and upset. I have recently come out of a bad time at work and am a new Kriya Yoga initiate. I understand these images come from my own mind and I'm not dwelling on them but is it a good thing that they are being 'released' or is this my ego trying to make me unhappy and stuck in these feelings? Thank you
Congratulations on being a new Kriyaban!
I suspect that your frustrating dreams are probably a combination of the bad time you had at work and the "old energy patterns" that Kriya practice sometimes stirs up.
This "bringing up of old stuff" is one of the things that Kriya Yoga is supposed to do. This way, you can be rid of it forever!
Hello friendly Ananda people,
Recently, during the day I feel a very negative uncomfortable pressure on my third eye. I practice Kriya and another technique called Surya given to me by my Guru.
What is this weird sensation?
The most important source for answers, when we have unusual or challenging situations from our spiritual practices, is one's Guru.
So that's really where you need to go to answer this question, especially since you also are working with a technique given by him. That technique may need to be approached differently, for example, while going through the various things that happen in the course of one's sadhana.
Speaking only very generally, pressure at the spiritual eye that feels uncomfortable or negative can be relieved in a couple of ways. One is to be sure that you aren't concentrating there with tension.
Jai guru dev!
I am a beginer, just learn the book '' an auto biography of yogi''. I am very much impressed from the book.
I want to know more about kriya yoga. Please... help me.
You can learn more about receiving Kriya Yoga through Ananda by going to Kriya Yoga at Ananda.
You can also contact an Ananda center near you to get started on the path of Kriya. We teach Kriya just as Paramhansa Yogananda taught it. This includes learning and practicing all the techniques that are part of Kriya Yoga practice. The final step of initiation into the Kriya technique can take place about one year after starting on the path of Kriya.
I am currently going to a Yoga teacher who is teaching me Kriya yoga. I have been studying the Raja Yoga book by Kriyananda. I do asana's each morning prior to meditation but do not do the energization exercises. Do I do both the asanas and energization exercises each day? My teacher is not able to initiate me into Kriya yoga. Do you recommend that I take your courses in order to be initiated?
Yes, in order to be initated into Kriya Yoga, one must study all three parts of the Ananda Course. Click here to learn more.
Yoga postures are not required as part of the path of Kriya, but daily practice of the Energization Exercises are integral to learning Kriya.
My name is peter. I love God and I have dedicated a big part of my life to self realization. i would so much like to acquire the Yogoda Satsanga home lessons, but the information seems only to cater for those in the indian sub continent. How do I acquire them and the subsequent holy art of kriya yoga? Do i have to travel to india?
Thank you for your question. There are many devotees who would like to study Yogananda's teachings but who live far from a teaching center. I myself was one such devotee.
Ananda is a separate organization from Yogoda Satsanga Society. We do offer a home study course in Yogananda's teachings. You can learn more about it here, if you haven't already.
I want to learn kriya yoga.
just now i live in australia .sydney
originally i m from india
plz help me
Kriya is a very effective practice - I recommend it very highly.
We teach Kriya just as Paramhansa Yogananda taught it. This includes learning and practicing all the techniques that are part of Kriya Yoga practice.
The final step of initiation into the Kriya technique can take place nine months to a year after starting on the path of Kriya.
how does one kriya breath equal one year of evolution?
yogananda said that a thousand kriyas equal one year of evolution.
therefore one might be inclined to think "well if i do 1000 kriyas a day,then in one year i should be a full blown saint."but this is not the case.
then yogananda says,if you think you can enslave god by your meditations,you are mistaken.
is this not a contradiction?if kriya is mathematical,then the question appears justified.
tell me what you think
In our attempt to understand with our minds alone, the intricacies of the spiritual path we inevitably encounter paradox. A master often speaks in ways that confound the student in order to help us go beyond merely thinking.
However, that having been said, it might be helpful to consider that the statement that each kriya breath is equivalent to one year of living has one or more conditions! The kriya must be done correctly. This includes not only the correctness of the technique but of attitude, concentration, AND devotion.