Leo Gura

Kriya Yoga Mega-Thread

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21 hours ago, lmfao said:

@_Archangel_ Thanks for reply, I'll keep pushing. What's "the double position"? 

widen the throat for inhale and constrict it for exhale. but now i realise that wasn't your problem haha.
If you still feel exhausted after some weeks, atleast You could leave for last the techniques that don'require deep breaths, like concentration.

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On 3/23/2018 at 6:48 PM, Leo Gura said:

People seem to be getting into Kriya Yoga after my video, and lots of questions are coming up, so I thought it would be best to accumulate them all in one place.

Post all your Kriya Yoga questions and tips here.

Over time this should become a valuable resource for people. Similar to our monstrously large 5-MeO-DMT Mega-Thread.

Feel free to share your advice, tricks, and progress reports. If we have a lot people doing Kriya, it would be cool to see how many people start experiencing gains and mystical experiences, and how quickly. It would be awesome if we had like 100 people post a progress report after 3, 6, and 12 months of practice. In the name of pseudo-science ;)

@Leo Gura

In the name of pseudo-science

May I buy the book list

Containing only the book about Kriya Yoga

I want to become like Sad Guru

He is the Best

Or the Beast

;)

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@Hotaka It's the 2nd yoga book with the description "This book teaches you the secretive techniques of Kriya yoga, as practiced by the famous yogi [...]".

 


"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

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On 9/23/2020 at 5:53 AM, Kutastha said:

Many did it. If you're looking for the proof of efficiency of kriya, then the proof is in the pudding. Also it is in the fact that it's an unbroken tradition of teacher-disciple succession (guru-shishya parampara) for the last 160-ish years

This sounds like some sith-level dark side of the force kind of stuff. Powerful stuff indeed, can confirm this works, although it takes time. I'm not sure but 5MeO might have given an insight or a 'nudge' into how to do it 'right'. Basically found my inner guru so-to-speak, or intuition I guess is another word for that. I'm into spooky territory now and well, integration and ego-backlash take their time and attention.

I think SantataGamanas books helped me aswell unwind any bad feelings I had about not having success with kriya because of confusion about the technique. I took my focus off of the technique and started to feel more-so I guess. Its more about the intention, and well, the nuts and bolts of kriya pranayama is breathing in-breathing out slowly basically while taking your attention along the spine. Any specificities about the technique might be superficial, and may work because you 'like' it more than others. Ofc when starting out doing it by the book (ofc dunno which book is the best, might be any book is good) is probably the best way for months, maybe even a year, or even longer, dunno. I think along the line confusion hits in and you do not know whether to perfect tehnique by the book or follow your intuition.

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The best pranayama:

I'll share the most blissful pranayama I've ever tried. It's very poorly explained on originalkriya.com and it's the one SantataGamana modified to his own. It requires the ability to feel the first 6 chakras.

  1. Gently point your eyes towards the 3rd eye.
  2. Do ketchari mudra if you can.
  3. Gently do ujjayi breathing.
  4. On the in breath, bring up the memory of the 1st chakra in kutastha (middle of the 6th chakra).
  5. Mentally chant OM in the 6th chakra to open the remembered chakra. The chant should create a felt vibration in the head, just like you were chanting om out loud. The You should get a sense of comfort in your head as the 1st chakra opens in your head.
  6. Repeat for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th chakra and lastly chant OM in the 6th chakra alone. This should all be done during the in breath, as a total of 6 OMs.
  7. During the out breath repeat but go down instead of up.

If doing 12 OMs during each breath requires efforts. You can do one chakra per breath with a long OM on the in breath and another on the out breath.

All chakras are reflected in the 6th chakra. This is why they can be opened in it. To feel a chakra in the 6th chakra you can start by feeling it in it's location, then replicate the same feeling in the middle of your head. After a while you will be able to bring up a chakra in kutastha just by remembering it, with no need to divert your attention from kutastha.

When chanting OM, your head you should feel blissful. You should feel comfort, pleasure, joy and love for the first 4 chakras respectively and a sense of purification for the 5th chakra. At the same time you should feel still and at peace.

The point of opening the chakras in the 6th chakra is to collect your prana there. It should make you very pressent.

The road to God in paved with bliss.

The technique is not set in stone. There is an idea behind it but do what works best for you. Krita yoga is about results, not preforming a technique perfectly.

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@Hello from Russia i honestly don't know why it isn't in the technique. I got the technique from the original kriya yoga book series https://originalkriya.com The author has a similar technique for sahasrar but it is only supposed to be practised after having success with this technique.

My guess as to why is that when we open the first 6 chakras our prana naturally raises to sahasrar, non need for effort.

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There is guy who put lahiris first level orginal kriya (from shibendu lineage) as back as in 1999 on internet

 

https://www.kriyayoga.com/

Go there download the torrent which is 5 gb

 

 

You can read about the report from hans kriya here

https://www.aypsite.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14011.

Above link has a detailed link about the experience of  a person who did this kriya.i recommend you read it

 

From my  understanding stevens first kriya is not orginal kriya of lahiri.it is edited version probably from SRF.as pointed out by mountaincactus kriya should be learnt from a guru.because of covid you may visit the site to get a taste of orginal kriya.it is very very simple compared to stevens or gamanas or even ennios kriya.i coudnt follow stevens techniques because it is very complex and require some skill to get the result.

Hans kriya is very simple .all you have to do is locate chakras.see this video

 

 

You need also jc stevens chapter om japa on the chakras. And you are set to go

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6 months Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya report:

First of all - nope I did not get enlightened :D

Despite that it absolutely changed my life in a snowball effect. From a depressed anxious VERY lethargic person it gave me energy and made me vigor, more joyful and willing. By willing I mean - my general mode was always "I don't feel like doing", "why every task is so daunting", "I don't want to do X and Y"; and now my general mode is "sure, lets go for it", "happy to take part in doing X or Y". Being more energetic may sound like not a big benefit, but for me it is transforming. I am now able to participate in life. Live life.

Decision to do kriya constantly (even through days while I had fever or felt like laying in bed) was hard, but one of the best ones I ever made. Like moving heavy object from its restful state, hard at the beginning, but gets easier with time (object generates momentum) so is with kriya hard to do in the first few months, then gets easier (at least for me).

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@Vytas Thanks for your report! B|how did you learn Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya ? 

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Posted (edited)

I can relate to what @Vytas sayed. I had the same experience. Shambhavi is probably the most effective practice that I know that gives you so much wellbeing in so little time and effort.

I remember when I used to do self-inquiry for 2+ years and I was still super miserable and depressed all the time. It gave me a lot increase of self-awareness but it couldn't solve my mood at that time. Then when I learned shambhavi what I experienced was that in a very short time depression was totally over. I totally forgot the meaning of depression. I didn't even notice when it dissapeared. I really don't know any other practice that could do this so effectively and in such a short time.

Of cource I still do and like self-inquiry, it has it's own beauty. But shambhavi has that very noticable superficial happyness effect. It's a bit like getting a little intoxicated everyday in the morning so that life looks more beautiful and less heavy :D It's sells well. I think shambhavi is what most people want in today's world. To enjoy their life is not a small achievement. There are many meditators who are on a spiritual path for many years and still having a hard time with everyday suffering and depression. 

I think there're now online initiations happening into the shambhavi practice. It's quite exciting.

🙏

Edited by Salvijus

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@Salvijus Could you describe how do you practice Shambhavi Mahamudra? I know Sadhguru is teaching it online, but I cannot afford it.

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30 minutes ago, Juliano Zn said:

@Salvijus Could you describe how do you practice Shambhavi Mahamudra? I know Sadhguru is teaching it online, but I cannot afford it.

Shambhavi Mahamudra comes with an initiation. I'm not sure if I should tell you but I could invite you on a channel that gives the process for free. However, you won't get an initiation that way and Sadhguru also mentioned that the source you get the practice from is important (IIRC). So it's up to you. I would think though that you'll still get benefit from it and you would be fine (you could simply experiment right), but of course I'm not an expert. If interested you can PM me

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Posted (edited)

It is the initiation that is important not the instructions. It's more like baptism or consecration. It's a very sacred process that can change your life in ways you have not imagined. 

Without initiation maybe your lung capacity will increase, but transformation will not happen.

This video might be worth watching to understand a few things about life.

Stay Well  🙏

 

Edited by Salvijus

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@OBEler Yes :) 🙏 when the programs where still happening in person not like now :D

 

 

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@Salvijus do you think this online course from sadghuru where he offers this Shambhavi Mahamudra will do it too?

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@OBEler Yes of course. No doubt about it :)

I've experienced a few online transmitions during the pandemic with other teachers like Mooji and Mantak Chia. Was very powerful. :)

🙏

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Posted (edited)


I once did a practice in which I charged the 5 elements by doing mantras. Afterwards I was told that I could give initiation in that too, because I completed that practice. They didn't even really say how to do it lol, because just intention to give initiation would be enough to know I think.

@OBEler Are you sure the Shambhavi course is given fully online now? Because I did it about 1/2 years back and only the first inner engineering lessons/courses were online, but learning the shambhavi practice + initiation was to be done at a center. If the course is fully online now, then yes I don't see how you would need to worry about that.

3 hours ago, Salvijus said:

@OBEler Yes of course. No doubt about it :)

I've experienced a few online transmitions during the pandemic with other teachers like Mooji and Mantak Chia. Was very powerful. :)

🙏

Initiation with Mooji, huh? Can you tell me about that if you like? Didn't think Mooji would know, let alone even perform, transmissions. What he mentioned about it it, where was it for and what was the process like?

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