Kriya Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that focuses on energy control or pramayana that are designed to help the practitioner achieve spiritual connection with God.
The system was unused for many long years, but revived by a series of yogis in modern times starting with Mahavatar Babaji and then through his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya. It quickly developed a large following in India because of its ability to promote and advance an attainable sense of spirituality.
Kriya Yoga was brought to international awareness by Paramahansa Yogananda who introduced the practice to the west in 1920 through his teachings and in his international bestselling book entitled Autobiography of a Yogi. This powerful story of Ygananda’s journey to spirituality moved masses of people to gain interest in Kriya Yoga. He was quickly able to open a Kriya Yoga study center in Los Angeles that still flourishes today.
What is Kriya Yoga?
Kriya Yoga is a comprehensive spiritual path leading to the creator. The Kriya yoga system consists of a number of levels of pranayama, mantra, and mudra based on techniques intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a profound state of tranquility and communion with God.
One can study the beginning elements of Kriya Yoga alone and learn its potential and power, but to go through the process and achieve its full benefits there must be a master or guru who guides you through its different levels.
Who is Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath?
One of the most prominent Kriya Yoga gurus is Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath, a simple, yet remarkable man who was born in northern India on May 10, 1944, and is a descendant from an ancient royal family. At an early age he agreed to pursue life as a yogi and spent his early years in the Himalayas with the great Nath Yogis who helped him to attain a divine transformation.
He was a disciple of the supreme Yogi-Christos, known as the Mahavatar (Supreme Spirit Incarnate), Shiva-Goraksha Babaji. This experience transformed Yogiraj Gurunath, helping him realize the unity of all Yogis and religions.
Now, as a Master of Kundalini Kriya Yoga, Yogiraj Gurunath works tirelessly, lighting a spark in the souls of searching spirits and planting a seed in anyone who hears his words to embrace, embody and experience “Earth Peace Through Self Peace”. He and his wife of 35 years, Gurumata Shivangini, a powerful Yogini (affectionately called Ayie or “Mother” by his students) built the Siddhanath Forest Ashram in the gentle valley of Sita Mai outside the City of Pune, India. For more than 40 years, Yogiraj has healed and transformed millions all over the world with his transmissions of Kundalini Shakti energy and has shared freely his own enlightened state of peaceful bliss-consciousness.
Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath is authentic in his desire to help create a better planet by bringing together the religions and even those who are not religious into a new and powerful understanding that brings enlightenment and peace.