Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth — though ancient, it was first made widely known by Yogananda in his autobiography.
“Kriya,” he wrote, “is the easiest, most effective, and most scientific avenue of approach to the Infinite. In contrast to the slow, uncertain ‘bullock cart’ theological path to God, Kriya may justly be called the ‘airplane’ route.”
Kriya is more than a simple technique. It can be learned from Ananda Sangha and other groups and in fact represents an entire way of life.
With Kriya Yoga, Paramhansa Yogananda taught three other techniques of yoga and meditation:
“The Science of Kriya Yoga,” read by Swami Kriyananda: