method of yoga involving Ishwara pranidhana, tapa, and swadhyaya
an advanced technique that activates the astral cerebrospinal axis of the vehicle of the First Cosmic Initiation. It is a transformational technique that awakens Cosmic Consciousness. In more advanced techniques, it also awakens the Astral Soul and Supracosmic Consciousness. A Kriya Yoga technique is taught in the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.
Means, “the yoga of techniques.” It comes in many forms through the various traditional lines of teaching. The main teachings of kriya yoga focus on pranayama, with spinal breathing being the core practice. Kriya yoga also utilizes many of the methods of hatha yoga.
practices that are aimed at purifying the body and the nervous system for ascendance to higher states of consciousness. Series of recharging exercises and meditation techniques that lead to the ultimate liberation (realization) of the divine nature of the Self or soul
considered to be Patanjalis contribution to Yoga, although he is more commonly credited with the ashtanga yoga teaching. Patanjali says in his Yogasutras that samskaras are obliterated through Kriya Yoga – being, Tapas, Svadhyaya and Ishvara pranidhana (austerities, study of the Self and devotion to the Lord ). The term has also been used to represent the practices within the tradition made popular through the Master Paramahansa Yogananda.
includes the three preliminary steps in Yoga according to Patanjali; austerity (tapas), study (svadhyaya) and self-surrender (Isvara pranidhanam).
A form of Karma Yoga having its own limitations like so many other forms of Yoga.
System of Kundalini yoga, which works through the active quality of mind to one pointed concentration or meditation, action, and participation in life.
the practice of kundalini yoga
yoga of technique.
Form of yoga exercises
Kriya Yoga is a very specific system of Yoga that was revived in modern times by Lahiri Mahasaya, c 1861. Paramahansa Yogananda brought it into widespread public awareness through his book . The system consists of a number of yogic techniques that hasten the practitioner's spiritual development and help to bring about a profound state of tranquility and God-communion.