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Kriya Yoga

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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 is the most effective technique available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine.

Here you can find information on how to receive initiation into Kriya Yoga through Ananda, where it has been taught to thousands of seekers for over 35 years. Its effectiveness has been proven in the lives of people from all walks of life, religion, and nationality.

Introduction to Kriya Yoga: Free Online Class

Taught by Nayaswami Devarshi at Online with Ananda, it includes text files, audio, video, online discussion, and personal support via email and phone.

What Is Kriya Yoga?

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.

Find A Kriya Center

A map with locations of Kriya centers in the United States, with links to other countries. Kriya Yoga initiation is offered at most Ananda Communities and Centers, and rarely at meditation groups.

Experiences of Kriya Yogis

Kriya is an extraordinarily effective practice. Read accounts from people who practice Kriya and have experienced its life-changing power.

Learn Kriya Yoga

You can learn Kriya Yoga from Ananda, where people have practiced it daily for over 35 years. In addition to preparing you to receive Kriya, we offer extensive ongoing support.

Buy Talks on Kriya Yoga

These talks, given by Swami Kriyananda, discuss the yogic science and philosophy underlying Kriya Yoga.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Ananda teach the “real” or original Kriya?, What do other groups teach?, Can Kriya Yoga be dangerous?, and other questions.

Contact Us

Phone numbers, emails, and addresses for who to contact if you live in America, Europe, India, or anywhere else.

 
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

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