Learn a meditation technique

    • Learn a Meditation Technique – Audio of Swami Kriyananda; Reading from the Essence of The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita; with commentary, Chapter 1, Stanza 12
    • A simple meditation technique – How do we raise up the energy from the lower level of the body to the brain when we are in meditation?
    • Meditation technique – Q&A Article with Nayaswami Seva; Each time I concentrate on my breath I become very restless. I have to force air to get in my lungs
    • Walking Meditation with Divine Mother – Article; Excerpts from Awaken to Super­consciousness by Swami Kriyananda
    • Expanding Circles Meditation – Article; John Muir said that the contents of the human soul contain the whole world. Practicing this meditation helps you consciously affirm, and intuitively experience, your oneness with Life. While doing this exercise in the California Mountains, one woman said, “At first I felt as though I were composing a picture; then suddenly I found I was the picture.”
    • Learn How to Meditate Retreat –  Course; This meditation technique is one of the building blocks on the path of Kriya Yoga, if you decide to further investigate this science.
    • Yogananda and Meditation– Article and video; Meditation has three aspects: relaxation, interiorization, and expansion.
    • Meditation Technique vs. Meditation Experience – Q&A Article; When one is feeling inspiration and upliftment (joy, etc.) in meditation, this is the purpose of meditation techniques.
    • A Sample Hong-Sau Meditation – Preparation, Basic Technique, Phase 1,2 and 3, Key Points
    • Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training –  Course; Share the benefits of meditation — from better health to higher consciousness — with the growing numbers of people who are hungry for them.

Learn more about Kriya Yoga

    • Aum Technique – The meditation technique called the AUM technique is a tremendously powerful tool of God realization. Through absorption in AUM, we soon come to realize that the AUM is the bridge between human consciousness and Cosmic Consciousness.
    • Learn Kriya Yoga – Kriya Yoga is an ancient meditation technique of energy and breath control, or pranayama. It is part of a comprehensive spiritual path, which includes additional meditation practices along with right living.
    • Path of Kriya Yoga  –  Online Courses, Introduction to preparation.
    • Kriya Yoga – The Airplane Route to God – Video, Paramhansa Yogananda popularized Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, and through his public teaching in the West. According to Yogananda, Kriya Yoga is the most effective meditation technique available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine.
    • The Airplane Route to Success and Prosperity –  Story by Paramhansa Yogananda; By the power of concentration, you can use the untold power of mind to accomplish your worthwhile goals, and to do quickly what would ordinarily take a long time. I will tell you of such an experience.

Access Yogananda’s writings on meditation

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Next Steps

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    • Read books on meditation
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