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is 20 minutes of kriya yoga a day enough?

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Is 20 minutes enough to noticeably change your consciousness so that you're calmer and more focused?

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No, that's not how Kriya yoga is done. Do it properly or don't do it.

Kriya yoga is a serious, rigorous practice, not something you lazily toy with.


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6 minutes ago, Leo Gura said:

No, that's not how Kriya yoga is done. Do it properly or don't do it.

Kriya yoga is a serious, rigorous practice, not something you lazily toy with.

Okay, I'll make time to do the full-length process.

Edited by Holygrail

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@Holygrail If you are serious you should be doing it twice a day.

Again, if you're going to do something, do it seriously or just don't do it. This half-assing of things produces horrible results.

Decide what you want. Be clear. And then do it full-bore.


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17 minutes ago, Leo Gura said:

No, that's not how Kriya yoga is done. Do it properly or don't do it.

How much time would you describe as not half-assing?

18 minutes ago, Holygrail said:

Is 20 minutes enough to noticeably change your consciousness so that you're calmer and more focused?

I agree with Leo's position. However, answering your question, what I found is that pretty much any breath-related yogic technique done properly can give you a state-change as fast as within 5-10 minutes. And it's generally a much more calmer/focused/higher state of consciousness state, indeed. It's just the power of physiology-based techniques. You probably want to do more than that, though

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1 minute ago, Hello from Russia said:

How much time would you describe as not half-assing?

The bare minimum for my routine was about 60 mins. And then twice a day.

It's a serious commitment.


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1 minute ago, Leo Gura said:

The bare minimum for my routine was about 60 mins. And then twice a day.

It's a serious commitment.

Hypothetically speaking, would it be overkill and unnecessary if one did 3 hours a day?

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11 minutes ago, BeHereNow said:

Hypothetically speaking, would it be overkill and unnecessary if one did 3 hours a day?

Don't overdo Kriya. That can be dangerous and counter-productive. 2hrs is plenty.

3hrs per day would be for someone who's already done it for years and is very advanced.


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42 minutes ago, Leo Gura said:

@Holygrail If you are serious you should be doing it twice a day.

Again, if you're going to do something, do it seriously or just don't do it. This half-assing of things produces horrible results.

Decide what you want. Be clear. And then do it full-bore.

alright im definitely going for 60 min then

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17 minutes ago, Matthew85 said:

@Holygrail If you have the time to dedicate to it, I highly recommend it. 

thanks

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I used to do 12min kriya once a day and not even every day. And benefits were amazing.

Today i meditate only 1min per day. And benefits are even more amazing.

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9 hours ago, Leo Gura said:

The bare minimum for my routine was about 60 mins. And then twice a day.

It's a serious commitment.

So what is your routine then? Which kriya yoga exercises?

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Any link how to start kriya yoga ? I’d love to start.

 

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5 hours ago, Salvijus said:

I used to do 12min kriya once a day and not even every day. And benefits were amazing.

Today i meditate only 1min per day. And benefits are even more amazing.

Stop confusing newbies with absurdities.


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5 hours ago, StarStruck said:

So what is your routine then? Which kriya yoga exercises?

This has all been discussed to death in the Kriya Yoga Mega-Thread.


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@BeHereNow Read my thread, I have done Kriya Yoga retreat at home. 

3 hours is not overkilling it if you are semi-advanced and you can get to semi-advanced in 1-3 months if you are serious. Lahiri (the OG kriya yogi) had recommended very big numbers of repetitions for his advanced students. You can basically just do one technique - Maha Mudra - all day. Set a realistic goal like 2 hours a day and then if you have time and a desire to push further, then push further.

Just don't do the very advanced techniques all day, but basic Kriya Pranayama and Maha Mudra have virtually no limits.

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4 minutes ago, Girzo said:

have virtually no limits

The limit is people will have major emotional upheaval and ego backlashes. Be careful.

Don't overtrain at the gym.


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Yeah, but you can do a retreat where you do Maha Mudra all day for a day or three and you should be okay.

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