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Basic kriya is gently breathing in and out with some added and very easy features. You find it described carefully on-site. It is not hard to do kriya either. You can try it out for free or let it be. [Simple and gentle Core Kriya]

However, there are some Kriya schools and lines around. They rather typically have elaborations and differences among one another.

Dumb boasting - note it. Some do not refrain from clownish and unverified kriya hype, such unbecoming chatter. Try to preserve your freedom and democratic hold. [Cy; Kta;] Have a look: [Comparison]

Tibetan Kriya. In Tibetan Buddhism, there is kriya too. It refers to a practice in the Nyingma tradition, which is traced back to Padma-Sambhava. Nyingma transmits tantric teachings called Vajrayana. The tummo method also has some features in common with kriya yoga parts.

Bodily hatha-yoga with various pranayama (breathing) methods, postures and "holdings" contains elements taken up in the more elaborate kriya systems, such as Satyanananda's. They may be seen in hatha-yoga of body postures, yoga mudras, "holdings", and the like. Thus, both simple and elaborate kriya-yoga is deeply into hatha-yoga. [Ybk].


Kriya yoga, kriya, kriyayoga, kriya-yoga, Literature  

Cy: Satyananda Saraswati, Swami. A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya. Munger: Yoga Publications Trust, 1981. ⍽▢⍽ A comprehensive book on yoga, meditation, postures and more, divided into 36 lessons on practices of integral yoga. Branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are introduced, and many kriya yoga techniques are explained.

Ed: Feuerstein, Georg. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga. New York: Paragon House, 1990. ⍽▢⍽ The "kriya-yoga" entry explains the ancient Sanskrit word 'kriya' and informs among other things that the Bhagavata-Purana (XI.27.49) text has that kriya-yoga can be either Vedic or Tantric practice. Both approaches are said to lead to the Divine. Moreover, Yogananda's kriya approach includes concepts and exercises that derive from or at least are similar to kundalini-yoga, Dr. Feuerstein understands. [WP, sv. "Kundalini yoga"]

Kta: Satyananda Saraswati, Swami. Kundalini Tantra. 8th ed. Munger: Yoga Publications Trust, 2001. ⍽▢⍽ A sequel to Satyananda's Systematic Course (above)

WP: Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Ybk: Hewitt, James. The Complete Yoga Book: The Yoga of Breathing, Meditation and Posture. London: Rider, 1991. ⍽▢⍽ Gentle ujjayi pranayama, and very much else is here.

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