So May… How is it that you meditate? Kriya what?

People often ask me about yoga and meditation and how could they practice and what is it exactly that I do… It actually takes me some trouble to put it into words coherently, which is why I’m going to lay some information about it here and hopefully do a better job clearing that.

I practice two kinds of Yoga regularly; these are Kriya Yoga and Sivananda Yoga which is similar to Hatha Yoga, it involves exercises like asanas, pranayamas, flexibility enhancement and it is mainly physical/body control through mastery of breath. This is a bit similar to any Hatha Yoga class offered in many places, but goes deeper. To put it in a phrase it is:

Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate.
— Swami Sivananda.

A lot tougher than it sounds.

As I mentioned, I also practice Kriya Yoga, some might have seen these nectar drops I sometimes post. They’re my daily dosage of Kriya wisdom on my email. Kriya is how I meditate, its focus is the mind, thoughts and self-knowledge. This, off course requires commitment and discipline, but anyone willing to try is more than welcome.

Swami Atmavidyananda

Swami Atmavidyananda & Suresh Baba. Cali, Colombia.

To start practicing Kriya you need to be initiated by a qualified Yoga Acharya in the Kriya Lineage, so yes, this means you have to look for an initiation event which are offered usually once per year in Colombia, Brazil, USA, India and in some European countries, for more info check the Kriya Yoga Official Site and/or this video below of Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji 🙂 <3

It also helps if you read the popular “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahamsa Yogananda!

Authobiography of a Yogi

Ravi Shankar – Chants of India