Kriya Yoga

It is thanks to Swami Satyananda Saraswati that today we have access to an incredibly powerful, complex and nonetheless practical kriya yoga system. In his inimitable way, he passed on these techniques, adapted them and made them available to us. Worldwide, there is only one other recognized kriya yoga system besides the one of the Bihar School of Yoga, namely that of Paramahamsa Yogananda.

"Kriya" means activity, referring to the activity or movement of consciousness. Different to other classical yoga systems and meditation techniques the practitioner does not fight against the disturbances of his mind. He uses specific inner movements to systematically refine his consciousness and to release energy. Thereby, different aspects of the personality are brought into harmony and the practitioner’s full potential can unfold.

It is very important to only practise kriya yoga after an extensive preparation and under the guidance of a qualified and authorized teacher. Nevertheless, two exceptional books by Swami Satyananda Saraswati shall be mentioned: Yoga and Kriya and Kundalini Tantra.

Both books contain a structured plan for the preparation and detailed descriptions of the twenty classical kundalini kriyas.