Kriya Yoga Question

by Melissa West on

Series of Kriya

Kriya-Yoga-QuestionDear Melissa, I’m an Italian fan of yours and I’d like you to suggest a good manual of kriya yoga; in particular I’m interested in physical exercises. Thanks a lot.


Dear Silvia

I am not familiar with kriya yoga myself. However, my friend Premadasa Gangadeen is a student of kriya yoga and he filmed the complete series of kriya yoga for us on Namaste Yoga:

Kriya Hatha Yoga includes asanas, physical postures of relaxation, bandahs, muscular locks, and mudras, gestures, all of which bring about greater health, peace and the awakening of the principal energy centers, the chakras. Babaji has selected a particularly effective series of 18 postures, which are taught in stages and in pairs. One cares for the physical body not for its own sake but as a vehicle or temple of the Divine. Kriya Yoga is Action with Awareness. It is a means of self-knowledge, of knowing the truth of our being. The first objective of Kriya Hatha Yoga is deep physical and mental relaxation. Asana deals directly with the material part of the physical totality. The body can become purified of many disorders and irregularities by asana. The variety of asana grants flexibility and a sense of lightness and buoyancy in the body, so that gravity has less an effect on it. Ultimately the 18 asana series will awaken the energy centers along the spine and stimulate the uncurling of kundalini, our potential power and consciousness.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Namaste, Melissa


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