KRIYA YOGA or SPINAL BREATHING is an ancient Yoga system revived in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya. Kriya was brought into popular awareness through Paramahansa Yogananda’s book AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI and through Yogananda’s introductions of the practice in the West since 1920 and India since 1917. The system consists of a number of levels of SPINAL Breathings based on techniques that are intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion. Kriya Yoga can be practiced by any person at any age.
Kriya Yoga Masters about Kriya Yoga:
Kriya Yoga is the science of controlling life energy – Prana. Kriya Yoga is a technique that activates the astral cerebrospinal centers Kriya Yoga hastens the practitioner’s spiritual development and helps to bring about a profound state of tranquility and God-communion (Swami Satyananda)
Kriya consists of body discipline, mental control, and meditating (Patanjali)
Kriya Yoga brings awareness of the Self (Lahiri Mahasaya)
Kriya Yoga brings you to Christ-Consciousness state (Yogananda)