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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.

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How Does Kriya Burn Past Karma?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SS: How does Kriya burn past Karma? Please explain the process by which this happens during Kriya in detail. Isn’t burning past Karmic seeds central to Yoganandaji’s teachings ? Is complete self realization possible without “zeroing” karmic store of the soul ?

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Kriya Training

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Rounak: In Autobiography of a Yogi, I read that PY taught Mahatma Gandhi Kriya Yoga. Surely it was taught instantly to him, which currently now takes an year after going through the energization exercises and Hong Sau. And there are several others whom he taught Kriya Yoga spot on. So why can’t I receive Kriya Yoga initiation without going through one…

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Medicine and Meditation

Tyagi Shanti, M.D.

Question from Rounak: I have suffered from seizure disorder and I’m on medication. I have read that Kriya Yoga( EE, Hong Sau as well) involves Pranayama (controlled breathing). My doctor says it is not advisable to practice controlled breathing as it might trigger a seizure. Please help me as I deeply yearn for spiritual progress through Kriya yoga.

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Seeking Initiation into Kriya Yoga

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Nancy Y: Dear Master, I would like to be initiated into kriya yoga so I can fine tune my astral energy field, my intention is simply to serve in the new 5D world and make it a better place. As of now I am not ready to completely detach myself just yet (i.e. become a disciple, I assume this is equivalent to…

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How to Learn Kriya Yoga

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Tanya: Namaste. How do I take Kriya Yoga initiation? What all things I would need to abide by once I take this oath, and what all I have to do once I take this?