Kriya Yoga Meditation Online
Spread over 2 mornings
Day 1 what is kriya? What is meditation? Philosophy behind kriya meditation? What is the process ? The theory of kriya ? How it originated ? What is the background for kriya meditation?
Day 2 The kriya yoga meditation technique and initiation and practice
Kriya yoga meditation is given on a 1:1 basis only after enrolling in one of our programs and if deemed to be a fit.
Online Kriya Yoga Meditation
Kriya Yoga Meditation Practice
Kriya yoga meditation initiation has been sanctioned by the lineage masters of Kriya yoga tradition and this is available as per the individual. We only welcome initiation to those who have partaken in our Kriya yoga programs as a preliminary.
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Kriya Yoga Meditation Origins
Kriya yoga is a non-sectarian and non-religious approach to the path of awakening to our true basic nature (discovering lasting inner peace and knowledge and experience of true reality). It is open to all sincere practitioners of any belief, religion or faith, as well as those who do not align themselves with any particular belief system.
The Sanskrit word Kriya means “action”, whilst the word yoga means to “unify”. Although you could read books on the subject or attend courses, the best way to truly reap the benefits of Kriya yoga is through engaging in the practice and enquiry on a daily basis. Only then can we truly experience increased wellbeing, spiritual growth and awakening to our basic nature.
It is through the practice of Kriya yoga that we are able to align ourselves with our natural state of wholeness and live our life more naturally, skilfully and presently.
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Kriya Yoga Meditation FAQs
Kriya Yoga meditation is an ancient technique consisting of energy and breath control, or pranayama. It is a practice for spiritually awakened living, providing a way to discover our essential nature and live a more conscious and fulfilling life.
If we break down the two words, it’s easier to understand what it involves: ‘kriya’ means a ‘completed action’ and ‘yoga’ refers to the conscious union of the body, mind, soul, and spirit. Put together, kriya yoga is the ‘Yoga of Action or Awareness’ which incorporates techniques such as pranayama (breathwork), mantra (chanting), and mudras (spiritual hand gestures) to accelerate spiritual growth.
The ultimate goal of kriya yoga is to achieve spiritual awakening or enlightenment.
Correct practice of Kriya Yoga enables the normal activities of the heart and lungs and nervous system to slow down naturally, producing deep inner stillness of body and mind and freeing the attention from the usual turbulence of thoughts, emotions, and sensory perceptions. In the clarity of that inner stillness, one comes to experience a deepening interior peace and attunement with one’s soul and with God.
The practise of kriya yoga brings together the most effective elements of all systems of yoga including:
- Step-by-step meditation methodology of Raja Yoga with its eight limbs of practise
- Surrendered devotion of Bhakti Yoga
- Focused self-inquiry pathway of Jnana Yoga
- Importance of selfless service that is Karma Yoga
Through practising kriya yoga you can go beyond the awareness of your body, senses, emotions and thoughts in deep meditation. The focus is on the fontanel on top of the head, and from there you bring more balance in all the chakras and throughout the entire body. You will experience, through your blissful meditation, contact with higher levels of consciousness.
The emphasis in kriya yoga is placed on healthy, purposeful, conscious living, supported by specific meditation techniques. It is an intentional, universal approach to self-realisation and your destiny of spiritual enlightenment. We are all spiritual beings and enlightenment is the revelation of this. Practising Kriya yoga helps you to see and achieve this awakening.
The best way to start learning kriya yoga meditation as a beginner is with a kriya yoga teacher. They will be able to teach you the basic meditation techniques, which you can do at home or wherever you feel comfortable.
To get started, we provide professional kriya yoga online training, where you can master the basic techniques of this meditation practice. You will develop an eye for alignment and master how to make verbal cues and safe and smart hands-on adjustments. This is a transformational practice of mind, body, and spirit which will completely change your outlook.
Once you reach a stage where you are performing the meditation correctly and on a regular basis, you’ll be able to live and be present the whole day with a clear and calm consciousness. You will not lose yourself anymore in daily worries; you will discover much more about your inner self.
The illumined sages of India discovered the spiritual science of Kriya Yoga Meditation in the long-forgotten past. Lord Krishna extols it in the Bhagavad Gita. The sage Patanjali speaks of it in his Yoga Sutras. Paramahansa Yogananda has stated that this ancient meditation method was also known to Jesus Christ, as well as to disciples such as St. John, St. Paul, and others.
Kriya Yoga meditation was lost for centuries in the dark ages and reintroduced in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji, whose disciple Lahiri Mahasaya (1828–1895) was the first to teach it openly in our era. Later, Babaji asked Lahiri Mahasaya’s disciple, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855–1936), to train Paramahansa Yogananda and send him to the West to give this soul-revealing technique to the world.