Kriya Yoga session in Memphis March 7

The most ancient form of Yoga, Kriya Yoga is the original method referenced in many of the Hindu sacred texts such as the Upanishads, Yoga Sutras etc.

Lost for centuries, the technique was reintroduced to society in 1861 by the elusive and mysterious Mahavatar Babaji, through his disciple, Shri Shymacharan Lahiri Mahasaya. It has since been carefully and lovingly passed down through a lineage of divine masters.

Kriya is a compound word comprised of “Kri”, or “Action”, and “Ya”, or “Divine.” When combined with “Yoga”, or “Union”, Kriya Yoga translates to “Union with the Divine in every action.”

Its practice consists of a series of spinal exercises and simple breathing techniques that brings the aspirant to divine union with God. It is said that such a connection with the divine lives within all beings, yet it is only through spiritual practice that one may realize it. Kriya Yoga is that practice.

But its rewards are not confined to the spiritual realm. Divine qualities of a calm and worry-free mind, patience and mental endurance are accompanied by scientifically-based benefits, such as a detoxified system resulting from more oxygenated blood and a higher functioning of internal organs through special massaging portions of the practice. In addition, an elevated level of both physical and physiological beauty is enjoyed as well.

Kriya Yoga is a universal spiritual discipline that crosses all divisions and boundaries. This divinely manifested technique belongs to no religion, no sect, or denomination and is completely open for anyone and everyone in the world to practice and reap its immense rewards. It is a simple technique that causes no hardship, requires no austerities, and is well suited to all walks of life.

This sacred practice, however, is only passed down directly from master or teacher to the aspiring student. It cannot be learned through any books or written documents and is born from an initiation that has adhered to the same exacting standards since the divine technique was brought back to us over 150 years ago.

Memphis Kriya Yoga InitiationsMemphis Kriya Yoga Center humbly holds learning programs twice per year, followed by initiations for those who would like to benefit from this ancient method of living and meditation that simultaneously cultivates body, mind, intellect, and awareness of the divine.

Our Next Kriya Yoga Initiation will be on the weekend of March 7 with an introductory lecture followed by two days of initiation and teachings of Kriya Yoga. If you would like to learn more about Kriya Yoga or how to take part in any of our upcoming initiations, please feel free to reach out to us at anytime.

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Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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