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The Path of Kriya Yoga Compared to Bhastrika Pranayam

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from D p: Are you able to tell me the differences and similarities between bhastrika pranayam & kriya yoga. I know some people who do bhastrika pranayam and I wonder which is the superior pranayam?

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Steps to Kriya Initiation

Nayaswami Sadhana Devi

Question from CJ: I have recently finished reading Swami Kriyananda’s book “The New Path” and have thought of taking Kriya Yoga course. Somehow, part of me is not sure if I am ready to take them, even with your free online offer of the overview course. I have been meditating for quite sometime and really would like to have proper intructions to help…

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The Sequence of Meditation Techniques

Nayaswami Sadhana Devi

Question from D. P.: In terms of a daily habitual meditation routine, what should be the order? I know your suppose to do the Hong-Sau then Aum Meditation and then Kriya. But can you reverse the order? If Kriya calms the breath and heart, then shouldn’t Kriya be done first then Aum meditation and then Hong-Sau? It just feels like doing Kriya FIRST would…

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Being Flexible and Discretionary with Non-Vegetarians

Nayaswami Sadhana Devi

Question from anitha: Is it okay to offer our guests non-vegetarian feasts? Do we gain bad karma by offering them such dishes? What can we do when they are very particular about having non-vegetarian dishes?

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The Various Benefits of Kriya

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from n.mathan kumar: I am Mathan form Chennai, India. very interested in Kriya yoga, i heard doing kriya ther will be finance loss as side effect of burning karma?, can kriya yoga will help me to improve in material world too?, i having hypertension and dyslexia will kriya yoga help me? can i practice with reiki or pranic healing? please clear my doubt,…

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Can Kriya Yoga Help with Depression?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ryan: Hello, for the past 6 months my life has been completely derailed by depression. I understand you are not a doctor, but I believe suffering is a reason many turn towards spirituality. I was curious if you’d had experience with anyone who has been relieved of their depression by investing their life in kriya yoga. I want desperately to turn…

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Is It Okay to Practice Kriya Yoga for Just a Few Minutes?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Manoj: Master said in one of his talks, practice Kriya even if we have a few minutes. Is it OK to practice just kriya without practicing the other 3 techniques? I usually do Hong Sau when i have a few minutes. Jai Guru

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Kriya Yoga Missionaries!

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from John: 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,…

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What causes bad dreams?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Karen Lawrence: 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…

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Follow the Guru’s teaching

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Jason: 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?