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Introduction to Kriya Yoga

By Dr Indira Anand

The origin of kriya yoga is lost in the ancient past because it was kept so secret. It is said to have been reintroduced by the great yogi Babaji as the ideal practice for sincere seekers of wisdom especially in the present Kali Yuga.

The Sanskrit word kriya means ‘action’ or ‘movement’. Kriya yoga is so called because it is a system where one intentionally rotates one’s attention along fixed pathways. Also, it is so called because one moves the body into specified mudras, bandhas, asanas according to a fixed scheme of practice. Kriya also means ‘practice’ or practical and kriya yoga is concerned solely with practice, without the slightest philosophical interpretation. The system is designed to bring results not merely to talk about them….More