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“Kriya, controlling the mind directly through the life force, is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite.

“In contrast to the slow, uncertain “bullock cart” theological path to God, Kriya may justly be called the “airplane” route.”
—Paramhansa Yogananda

Swami Kriyanandaji Video
Kriya Yoga in Daily Life
Mumbai, 30 Sep 2007

Learn Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth. It was first made widely known by Paramhansa Yoganandaji in his Autobiography of a Yogi.

Kriya is taught at Ananda Sangha just as Yoganandaji taught it — as a comprehensive spiritual path. Its effectiveness has been experienced by thousands of dedicated Ananda Kriya Yogis, from all walks of life, religion, and nationality.

According to Yoganandaji, Kriya is the most effective practice available to mankind for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine. Kriya is also very practical in its effectiveness. Kriya Yogis find that the practices enhance their ability to concentrate, to become more effective in business and in family life, and to become better people in every way.

Kriya Yoga Home Study Course

The techniques and practices leading up to initiation into Kriya can be learned through the four books that make up the Kriya Yoga Home Study Course. The Course includes email and phone support for all course students, with an Ananda Sangha Acharya, along with online supplementary videos for each Step.

Lessons in Meditation

Learn techniques in the path of Kriya Yoga including:

• Yogananda’s Hong-Sau technique of concentration, which he called the “baby Kriya”
• Learn Yogananda’s Energization Exercises, a unique system of exercises for controlling and increasing your energy level and overcoming fatigue
• Developing a daily, consistent habit of meditation

The Art & Science of Raja Yoga

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga contains fourteen lessons in which the original yoga science emerges in all of its glory — as a proven system for realizing one’s spiritual destiny. This book gives a profound and intimate understanding of how to apply these age-old teachings, on a practical, as well as spiritual, day-to-day level in this modern age.

A Handbook on Discipleship

The following subjects are covered in depth:

• Does one need a living guru?
• The role of divine grace in spiritual progress
• How to follow a guru
• Becoming a disciple of Paramhansa Yoganandaji and the Ananda Sangha line of Gurus

Preparation for Kriya Yoga

This is the final step of preparation toward initiation into the technique of Kriya. This book can only be ordered after completing the first three steps.

Contact us to receive individualized personal guidance on taking the Kriya Yoga Home Study Course.

The techniques and practices leading up to initiation into Kriya can also be learned in two other ways:
• Through in-person classes at Ananda Centres throughout India
• Through online classes which cover the same material


In the Bhagavad Gita (5:27,28), the Lord says:

“The muni controls his senses, mind, and intellect, removing himself from contact with them by neutralizing the currents of prana and apana in the spine, which manifest as inhalation and exhalation in the nostrils. He fixes his gaze in the forehead, at a point midway between the two eyebrows. Such a one attains complete emancipation.”

This stanza refers to Kriya Yoga, as Swami Kriyanandaji points out in The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita:

“Kriya Yoga is the science that was particularly recommended by my own Guru and by his line of gurus. Kriya Yoga was first given in modern times by the great Himalayan master known simply as Babaji (“Revered Father”)….

“Babaji told his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, whom he initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1860, that Kriya is the supreme ancient science of yoga, and that he himself in a previous body had given it to the world. This science may be called God’s greatest gift to humanity for the soul’s salvation.

“Kriya Yoga helps one (as we discussed earlier in this book) to equalize the incoming and outgoing breaths, and to absorb ones energy in the spine, where one feels the currents as a cool (rising) and a slightly warm (descending) current.”

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