Swami Kriyananda has described the subconscious mind as including the functions at the back of the brain (especially the limbic system) and the astral spine. What is meant by the subconscious being located in the astral (or energetic) spine is this: We carry within our spine vortices of energy (vrittis) that relate to all the unfulfilled desires and karmas from our past (this life and previous lives).


How You Can Work with the Subconscious Mind

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from A: Pranam! Please clarify: Q1. Is liberation for ever? or does it have a definite time period? Q2. How can we connect consciously with our subconscious mind? Thanks


Where Is the Subconscious Mind Located?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from cyril paul coakley: Hi, Does the conscious, subconscious mind have seats in the body and if so where are they? I once read in a New Thought book that the subconscious mind has its seat in the solar plexus chakra. I thought they would be suituated in the brain or frontal lobe like the superconscious mind. Thanks C


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…