Kriya Yoga is one of the many different types of yoga practices. Known in some quarters as ‘the lightening path’, it is often associated with the spiritual self. It is however, a combination of different yoga practices that helps you to find yourself better in your own ways.
The science behind Kriya Yoga is that it promotes the combination of your breathing and mind in order to reach the blissful state. In fact, Kriya Yoga dates back to thousands of years back and has since evolved into the modern world. Today, Kriya Yoga helps to set the path to self-realisation for the practitioner.
Kriya Yoga – An Ancient Yoga Practice
Kri means ‘action’ while Ya is ‘awareness’ in the ancient Sanskrit language. With Yoga, it is combined to mean ‘action with awareness’. This involves ‘Asana’ that deals with the posture and ‘Pranayama’ which involves breathing techniques, among others.
With that, the Yoga practitioner can seek to achieve better relaxation with the proper Dhyana or meditation techniques. This helps to focus the mind and enhance your concentration while helping to clear the subconscious in order to reach self-realisation while some has claimed to reach the ‘divine’ self.
Kriya Yoga has been documented to be passed down by a master to the student which means it is very much experiential. For the past decade or so, those aiming to learn Kriya yoga in Malaysia (and Singapore) has been able to by attending the Rudra Shivananda workshops who has been instrumental in spreading the benefits of this yoga type across the world.