Please note that the term kriya yoga has
been used to refer to other practices as well as those which follow.
To a few million
people, kriya yoga is primarily the series of techniques which involve directing life
force, or prana, up and down specific passages in the spine until body, mind,
and emotions are so calm and pure that higher consciousness can be perceived and entered
into. Or, more appropriately, that the higher consciousness may descend throughout the
individuals faculties without being blocked, distorted, or limited.
The term kriya yoga is also popularly used in ways that will seem so bizarre as to make
you laugh, or in other ways so strange as to raise eyebrows in perplexity.
Since the word kriya comes from the Sanskrit root word meaning action, many
teachers feel free to call any actions they dream up, kriya yoga, or "kriya
kriya," or "kriya-robics."
As you practice these...