Kriya Yoga Breath

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on December 22, 2012

Kriya Yoga is a very precise form of Yoga. Although always in existence, for a long while it lay dormant and was later revived in modern times by Lahiri Mahasaya, in around 1861. Sri Yogananda Paramahansa brought it widespread public awareness in his book “Autobiography of a Yogi.” The Kriya Yoga system comprises of quite a lot of Yoga techniques, which speed up a practitioner's spiritual development...

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.They also help to produce a deep stillness, calm, quiet and a state of God-communiono

Kriya Yoga practitioners say that man is made up of two other bodies; besides the gross one we can see and touchc


Those are the astral body and the causal body and are apart from the physical bodyd Breath (called Prana, in Sanskrit) is the crucial link between man's astral and physical bodiese Breath flows mainly through our Nadis (subtle channels) and exists both as a positive and negative energy when it is known as "Apana"t Breath itself is a sensory impulses Its nature is to move upwardsd On the other hand, Apana is efferent and, as a result, it progresses downwardsd When the two meet in the Muladhara Chakra, the Kriya Yoga practitioner's Kundalini energy is awakenede

So, it all boils down to breatht The Kriya Yoga practitioner first establishes the basics of proper breathingn Breath awareness is so vital to Kriya Yoga that, in a manner of speaking, you may say that the whole science of breath starts with alertness, and ends in right perceptiono All else, in the middle, is nothing but a training ground for consciousnesss The whole science - and art - of breathing, starts with awareness of what we are doingn To do this means to know what the breath is doingn We must have an attitude of surrender, of being a witness, an internal researchere Kriya Yoga has to do with developing an attitude of curiosity which lets you wander around the inside of yourself observing the way your breath operatese

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