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Kriya Yoga Mega-Thread

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On 2/28/2024 at 8:41 PM, Ayham said:

Any tips on actually feeling the cool and warm sensation up and down the spine during kriya pranayama?

I've seen somewhere that you can put the tip of your tongue ONLY behind your front teeth. Then, as you're inhaling, you will feel the cold air in your mouth/throat and that can aid in the sensation of the "cold stream rising". I've given it a try and it works! ONLY the tip though, the rest of the tongue should be resting on the floor of your mouth. Took this from Ryan Kurczak, a great Kriya Yoga YTber.

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Can you actually learn how to practive through books? (or would videos be more useful, if anhyone's got recommandations)

I was considering A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya

But it sounds quite heavy at almost 1000 pages and maybe all of this is not needed to get benefits from kriya practice

Also considering Kriya Secrets Revealed: Complete Lessons and Techniques which is less than half the pages and maybe as good as the other to learn useful basics?

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@BojackHorseman

I like ennio nimis book the most, i dont like stevens, ennios book is available for free online.

After learning from ennios book and practicing for a few months, read santatagamanas books and practice that way, that's how i would do it

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Question for experienced practitioners: How does kriya feel for you and what are the tangible benefits? Do you bathe in bliss or does it still your mind or what? I'm particularly interested in the power of pranayama for ya'll. I  think a lot of people think they are progressing when they start experiencing some interesting energetic phenomena, but it isn't actually real spiritual attainment. 


The road to God is paved with bliss.

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5 hours ago, Ayham said:

@BojackHorseman

I like ennio nimis book the most, i dont like stevens, ennios book is available for free online.

After learning from ennios book and practicing for a few months, read santatagamanas books and practice that way, that's how i would do it

Reading this on his website :

"I wish to make clear that the book and video clips do not form a part of a Kriya manual! Certain techniques cannot simply be learned from a manual. There are delicate techniques such as Maha Mudra, Pranayama, Thokar and Yoni Mudra, which cannot be learned correctly without the help of an expert who needs to check their proper execution. "

Which is quite discouraging considering I'll never be able to find teachers where I live

That being said, he's just saying "certain techniques" tho, so maybe I can still learn some kind of basics and get benefits

 

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1 hour ago, BojackHorseman said:

I wish to make clear that the book and video clips do not form a part of a Kriya manual!

This is true for all kriya books. I think kriya can be taught from books but no one has made a manual with good enough pedagogics. You have to be smart to get it right. Ennio's book is as good as they come tho, so go with it.

Remember this lesson: Feeling good is your north star in all energy work. That's how you measure your success with a technique.


The road to God is paved with bliss.

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When practicing the first 18 lessons and even the higher kriyas, do you have to do all the preparatory exercises to practice a certain technique? Certain techniques require 3+ preparatory exercises before you can practice one. What if I want to practice a technique but I don’t have time to practice all the preparatory exercises, does it count? 

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Keep it as simple as possible. Focus on what really matters: Deep Pranayamas. You don't need all the bells and whistles.

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Breathing prana up the spine is the core practice and Ujjayi is just part of that. So that is essential.

I skip Nadi Shodhana entirely.

I am no yoga expert. I'm just telling what I do. It may or may not be right. But I strip everything down to the 20% that I believe gives 80% of the results.

Edited by Leo Gura

You are God. You are Truth. You are Love. You are Infinity.

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Are any one here combining Kriya Yoga practice with Vipassana? I know the hong song technique, which is similar to the practice of anapana, and it was originally also practiced by Yogananda. I'm not sure tho it's part of the kriya yoga methodology overall, but i like the vipassanas aim at developing equanimity and concetration. 

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@Evan Gill Thank you for sharing that channel. His bliss technique's emphasis on having a big smile is something I'm going to carry over to my energy work.  


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