What is Kriya Yoga?

Category: Exercises


Generic name: Yoga

Kriya Yoga as taught by Lahiri Mahasaya is traditionally learned via the Guru and consists of a number of levels of Pranayama based techniques that are intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion.

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