Kriya Yoga is the sacred spiritual science born in India millennia ago, which includes certain meditation techniques whose regular practice leads to the realization of God. The Sanskrit root of kriya is kri which means to do, act and react; That same root is found in the word karma, the natural principle of cause and effect. Thus, Kriya Yoga means union (Yoga) with the infinite through a certain action or rite (kriya).
Kriya Yoga is a type of Raja Yoga or king of the Paramahansa Yogananda systems of Yoga or complete system, it was extolled by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The science of Kriya Yoga was revived by Mahavatar Babaji and divulged in the West by Paramahansa Yogananda , founder of Self Realization Fellowship in the USA and present in many countries. Paramahansa Yoganandain his Autobiography of a Yogi he indicates that “it is a simple psychophysiological method and an instrument by means of which human evolution can be accelerated. The already experienced yogi transmutes his cells into pure energy. Elijah, Jesus, Kabir and other prophets were masters in the use of Kriya, or a similar technique, by means of which they made their bodies materialize and dematerialize at will. ”
Kriya Yoga is a form of scientific meditation, Yogananda integrated all yogic teachings into one, that is, something that we could learn and apply in our lives for people of all cultures, but especially suitable for Westerners. The yogi who faithfully follows this technique is gradually liberated from his karma, that is, from the just chain of equilibria between causes and effects.
The practice of Kriya Yoga tranquilizes the mind and body by acting directly on energy and consciousness, which helps to perceive a conscious union with the deity, accelerating human evolution.
Among the many benefits that are obtained from the practice of Kriya Yoga, these are the most important:
- Liberation of attention from the turbulence of thoughts, emotions and sensory perceptions
- Overcoming bad mental habits
- Interior clarity
- Deep peace and harmony with one’s soul and with the cosmic spirit or God