Kriya Yoga is defined by its practitioners as the ancient Yoga technique revived in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya.
The Kriya yoga system consists of a number of levels of pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra, and mudra (hand gesture) based on techniques intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a deep state of tranquility and God-communion. The technique emphasizes the relationship between mind and breath. The breath influences the mind and vice-versa.
Mahavatar Babaji was born in Swethanathapuram, an ancient seaport near Chidambaram, India on November 30, 203 A.D. Swethanathapuram is now known as Parangipettai.
Mahavatar Babaji is known as the realized yogi, the ancient youth of sixteen summers, as he attained immortality at a young age. He is also called the MoolaGuru (expert of Mooladhara), the first chakra (root chakra) and seat of Kundalini. Babaji has taken responsibility for the yogic education of the souls incarnated on planet Earth.
”Babaji’s mission in India has been to assist prophets in carrying out their special dispensations. He thus qualifies for the scriptural classification of Mahavatar.
Babaji has stated that he gave yoga initiation to Shankara, ancient founder of the Swami Order, and to Kabir, a famous medieval saint. His chief 19th-century disciple was, as we know, Lahiri Mahasaya, revivalist of the lost Kriya art.” – Paramhansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi.
Om Kriya Babaji Namah Aum – Kriya Yoga mantra meaning:
Om it is used in the practice of Yoga and is related to methods of auditory meditation.
Kriya is an outward physical manifestation of awakened kundalini, such as an instinctive body movement related to Kundalini energy flow.
Babaji is the Guru of the Kriya Yoga tradition, who synthesized its ancient methods and who has disseminated them in modern times.
Namah is ”to bow.”
Aum the yogi who penetrates its mystery is indeed truly omnipercipient and omnicompetent, and as an omniscient source, it is a virtual omnibus of mystical and sacred inspirations.
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