Kriya Yoga: The Sanskrit word kriya means "action." Yoga can mean the practices used to facilitate overall well-being and spiritual growth, or oneness-consciousness: the final result of practice. Kriya yoga is a concentrated approach to Self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment: complete awakening to full knowledge of the Infinite and of cosmic processes. It includes the most effective processes of all systems of yoga, with emphasis on wholesome, constructive living and superconscious meditation practice. The purpose of kriya yoga practice is to restore the practitioner's awareness to wholeness. This is accomplished by acquiring knowledge of one's true nature as a spiritual being; cultivating rational thinking, emotional balance, and physical health; purposeful living; and meditation. Kriya Yoga acknowledges all wisdom teachings and honors the saints and sages of all the world's enlightenment traditions.
Guru lineage: Mahavatar Babaji; Lahiri Mahasaya; Swami Sri Yukteswar; Paramahansa Yogananda; Roy Eugene Davis