Introduction to Kriya Yoga
Kriya Yoga UK is a registered UK charity in England & Wales (Number 1119701), and a Company registered in England in May 2007 (Number 6243130). The charity has been set up to 1) promote and advance the study and practice of Kriya Yoga to improve and uplift the spiritual, mental and physical well-being of sincere seekers of all faiths and beliefs who are thirsting for spiritual knowledge and 2) to provide relief to those who are sick or suffering. The charity is run by volunteers.
Kriya Yoga is a scientific technique of meditation to help spiritual seekers attain Self-realisation, or to be in constant communion with God, Reality or Truth. Through this technique, the seeker or student can perceive the presence of God within, as well as in all creation. To attain this state requires the regular and sincere practice of Kriya meditation. A sincere spiritual seeker who follows the path of Kriya Yoga with love and devotion and a desire for spiritual growth can attain Self-realisation within a lifetime.
Kriya Yoga is a non-sectarian and simple technique that causes no hardship, requires no austerities, and suits ordinary people as well as members of any spiritual order. It is a quick and easy path which can be practised alongside one’s own religious or spiritual practice and will only serve to hasten spiritual development.
Kriya Yoga teaches that all action, kri, is done by the indwelling soul, ya. Continuous awareness of the power of the indwelling soul can transform all activity into worship. Awareness of the truth that it is the soul that is inhaling every breath leads to mind control and liberation. The Kriya technique emphasises the relationship between breath and mind. The breath influences the mind and vice-versa. This reciprocal relationship reveals the secret of controlling the mind: “Breath control is self-control. Breath mastery is self-mastery. Breathlessness is deathlessness.” The breathless state of samadhi corresponds with the realisation of the Absolute.
Kriya Yoga and higher states of consciousness
Kriya Yoga is a golden opportunity to reach higher states of consciousness and change your life by developing the body, mind, intellect, and awareness of the soul. The techniques are passed down from master to disciple, master to aspirant or teacher to student.
No written document records when this ancient tradition began. This spiritual technique has been practised by saints, seers, and sages from time immemorial. Adi Shankara in the Viveka Chudamani described three things that are very rare in this world: 1) to have a human birth, 2) to have a desire for liberation, and 3) to have the company of a great soul and realised master.