Thank you for allowing me to learn to meditate. Can I practice Hong Sau when I’m walking or washing dishes? How long does it take to learn the pre kriya classes? And how much do all the preliminary classes cost? Thank you, om
—anupam krishna das, United States
Thank you for your interest and commitment to begin to meditate and pursuing the path of Kriya Yoga.
The Hong-Sau technique is done when you are able to sit down and withdraw from the senses, and watch your breath.
It is hard to do so when you walk or wash the dishes. But you can practice it, even with open eyes, while you sit in the waiting room before seeing a doctor, or a dentist, to help you stay calm.
Other times to practice are: when you are in a car, while someone else is driving, or when you experience pain, practice Hong-Sau, at the center of the pain. Yogananda called it conscious passivity. Consciously watching the breath and repeating the mantra to help you stay connected with God.
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Wishing you all the best in your spiritual journey,