"The liberating power of Kriya Yoga sunders the prison bars of karma.Paramhansa Yogananda

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 demonstrated by thousands of dedicated Ananda Kriya Yogis, from all walks of life, religions, nationalities, and backgrounds.

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 it enhances their ability to concentrate, to become more effective in business and in family life, and to become better people in every way.

You can learn Kriya Yoga by taking classes at one of our teaching centres, or at home through the Ananda Kriya Yoga Home Study Course. The final step of initiation into the technique of Kriya Yoga can take six months to one year. That time is spent learning all of the practices that are part of Yoganandaji’s Kriya approach, along with establishing a daily meditation routine.

"Kriya Yoga plus devotion —it works like mathematics; it cannot fail."Paramhansa Yogananda

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained

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.”


Kriya Yoga

by Swami Kriyananda

The Science of Kriya Yoga

by Paramhansa Yogananda

Kriya Yoga for the Modern Age