(i) Kriya Yoga Energization Exercises Video
The Kriya Yoga Energization Exercises by Paramahansa Yogananda are somewhat difficult to perform without seeing a demonstration. The video will give a clear demonstration of all the exercises and you can access them by clicking on the image below. You are encouraged to donate to Ananda Sangha if you possibly can.
Principles of Kriya Yoga Energization Exercises
The purpose of the Kriya YogaEnergization Exercises is to learn to control the flow of energy or prana throughout the body. When you can control your energy it helps to control thought and you will be able to direct your energy into your third eye helping your meditation on the Light and Sound Spiritual Energies.
The Exercises are based on the principle of drawing spiritual energy into the body through the medulla oblongata by by concentration. The medulla is located at the point where the scull joins the spinal column on the back of the head. Alice Bailey refers to this as the Vulcan Point and it is even possible to see Light from here at the back of the skull. It is referred to in scripture as “the mouth of God,” and is considered by yogis to be the portal through which the energy enters the body.
The full set of Kriya Yoga Energization Exercises is comprised of 39 individual exercises. Once you become familiar with the routine it takes about 15 minutes to complete. Practicing them will give you increased energy, an awareness of its flow in the body, and a sense of well-being. Doing these exercises before you meditate will also help to release any bodily tension or stress and enable you to sit still longer and more comfortably. They make up part of Paramahansa Yoganandas Home Study Lessons where written instruction for each exercise is given.