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Does Kriya Yoga Seem to Magnify Life’s Problems?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anish: Does Kriya yoga initially seem to magnify all the problems you have in your life as you are burning through the backlog of your karma? I’ve heard many people make such claims that they start facing more problems in life or their existing problems magnify initially when they just start but was not sure about this.

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Can I Prepare for Kriya Yoga and Practice Techniques From Other Sources?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Dev: I recently started practising Kriya yoga from the book The Art and Science of Raja Yoga. As I am into meditation for a year long, I don’t practice the meditation part as mentioned in the book. My two questions: 1. Can I practice the meditation part from a different book? (The book I follow is The Mind Illuminated) 2. Also…

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During Meditation I Feel a Cool Flow of Energy

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Vivek: Questions in Kriya practice: 1) Most of the time after the invocation of the gurus, I feel a cold stream flowing from the crown and hitting me at the point where the pineal gland is located. Though I gaze at the spiritual eye, avoiding that sensation, still that sensation is exaggerated with time even though I am gazing at the…

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Can We Practice Kriya Yoga in the Astral World?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Frank: Hello, if a person does not achieve emancipation in this lifetime, will he/she be able to continue Kriya Yoga while in the astral world?

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Kriya Techniques

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Patrick: I understand from reading that Paramahansa Yogananda introduced the energization exercises and hong-sau technique to Kriya Yoga. I am curious to know, how Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, and Babaji practiced Kriya Yoga? Did they use only the OM technique and the kriya technique? Or did they have their own kinds of energization and concentration techniques?

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I Feel My Body Swaying, and Energy Movement -Should I Be Concerned?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Simi: I have been practicing Kriya Yoga for a year. I have had the experience that some force is pulling me in some direction. At times I feel that some subtle inner body is swaying to and fro. Sometimes this swaying happens in the entire body, sometimes only from the navel to the pelvis. I do get scared and usually, I…

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My Dedication to Being Regular in My Kriya Practices Makes Me Feel Stressed

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Pooja: Jai Guru! I took Kriya diksha (initiation) on March 19. I give much importance to my spiritual routine. My life is completely packed and, therefore, I feel all the more stressed to not miss Kriya or my other devotional exercises. It feels like I am increasingly disconnecting myself from society and don’t have much to share since I do not…

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I Took Kriya but Quit. Shall I Participate Again in an Initiation?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Beatriz: I did the Kriya initiation 5 years ago, when I was 20 years old, mostly out of curiosity. At that time, I was not read for the commitment and quit. In the past months, I had some experiences that made me reconnect with Kriya Yoga and specially Paramahansa Yogananda. I’ve been meditating and studying every day and have a feeling…

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Refining the Practice of Kriya

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from pupai: is it possible that doing kriya can cause health problems? Those issues that were not very disturbing few years back, but remained with me from childhood and remained untreated have come to the surface and causing great deal of pain for about two years after I took diksha.