The full set of energization exercises can be learned from lessons and video that you can order from Ananda. They are taught as part of Ananda’s meditation lessons, the Ananda Course in Self-Realization. You can learn more about the first part of the Ananda Course, Ananda Course in Meditation, which include instruction in the Energization Excercises.

They are also demonstrated and taught in this video, available from Ananda’s Crystal Clarity Publishers.

And on YouTube you can watch a short introduction to the exercises, taken from that video.

Yogananda developed the Energization Excercises as a way of tapping in to the Divine cosmic energy that pervades the universe. He taught that we have an infinite amount of energy available to us. The Energization Excercises have a physical component to them that is very effective, but most important is the understanding of how to use them to draw on that infinite source of energy.

The excercises are a wonderful way to improve one’s physical health. They are also integral to helping one go deeper in meditation, since they give one control of the life force and energy. Thus, they are an important part of the Path of Kriya Yoga as taught by Yogananda.

I would highly recommend these excercises to anyone wanting improved physical health, more energy, more control of their energy, or deeper meditations


Three Questions About Yogananda’s Energization Exercises

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Kailash: Hello divine yogis! 1) My sincere appreciation to Barbara Bingham for the energization exercises lesson. In the fencing exercise, Swamiji tells us to move the arm in ‘cross’ manner, but there was no such instruction in Barbara’s video. 2) Should meditation be done right after the exercises or can it wait? 3) How should I feel the energy flow? Thank…


How to Feel Prana, or Cosmic Energy

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Drago: As a teacher of Yoga, if you were to ask a student to try and perceive the flow of prana, what would this question mean? I.e. would it mean flow within a particular area eg circulating or merely centralized or could it mean a line of connection between one point and another? I’m just wondering how far the perception of…

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Energization: The Wishing Tree

Some time ago, I attended a class on the Energization Exercises which was being taught to new students. A very brief introduction from the part of the teachers was finalized with the statement: “Remember, these are spiritual, not physical, exercises. We do them in order to meditate better, but they can’t in any way take the place of physical workout.”…

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Celebrating 100 Years of the Energization Exercises: A Story of a Heavenly Astral Party!

Did you know? This year Yogananda is celebrating 100 years of his divine energization exercises. He is extremely happy, and so he recently organized a heavenly party in the astral worlds, to dance and rejoice with all the angels. As they were making merry, suddenly an idea popped up into Yogananda’s mind: he decided to send some angels down to…

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Energization Experiments

One of the first techniques we learn at Ananda is an original creation of Paramhansa Yogananda’s: the Energization Exercises. These exercises help us learn to work directly with our life force in a way that can be applied not only in our other meditation techniques, but in everything we do. The Energization Exercises intrigued me greatly right from the start,…


Energization Exercises, for a smoker

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Sarthak: I want to be regular in doing energization exercises. However I smoke, which I am gradually quiting(presently 5 to7/day). Can I start doing the exercise or should I wait till I quit it completely.