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Nine gates of a human body?

I somewhere read: A jyoti mudra technique that is taught to Kriya Yogis has for its purpose the making manifest the light (jyoti) of the spiritual eye by "closing of the nine gates of the body,"...
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What are the differences among Hath Yoga vs Kriya Yoga vs Raja Yoga?

Often these terms are used in same context & create confusion. May be 2 of them are synonymous. What are the difference among them? Extra Qn: PrANAyAma of today's time, made famous by modern day ...
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How to practice Kriya Yoga from Vaishnava perspective?

Kriya Yoga is ancient technique of Yoga revived in modern times by immortal yogi Mahatavar Babaji. Mahavatar Babaji imparted this knowledge to his disciple Lahari Mahasaya who in turn imparted this ...
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Was Adi-Shankara initiated into Kriya Yoga?

There is a general belief that Adi Shankara was initiated into Kriya Yoga by Mahavatar babaji who is said to be living in the Himalayas. But do we have any authentic reference from our ancient texts ...
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Books by Sri PanchAnan Bhattacharya

Sri Pamchanan was the chief disciple of Sri LAhIrI mahAshaya. Very well known for his geeta commentary. I would like to know about all books penned by him and if any of these available online as ...
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What is the esoteric meaning of BG 4.29?

In geetA, 4.29, there is the following verse about yogic technique of prAnAyama, which is equated with higher internal sacrifice. apane juhvati pranam prane 'panam tathapare pranapana-gati ruddhva ...
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What is the life story and miracles associated with Sri ShyAmAcharan lAhiri (mahAshaya)?

Sri lahiri mahashaya was a well known yogi who lived in Varanasi. He was a householder yogi. His contribution was immense in propagating yoga. What is his life story? What are the books written by ...
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How to practice meditation to increase Ojas capacity?

The Yogis and many books like those of Sivananda swami say that practicing pranayam and meditation, one can become more ojasvi day by day. Coming to meditation, what and how should it be done ? There ...
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Is yoga the only way to experience the divine? [closed]

We see there are many different paths of worship, people worship kuldevi, kuldevta, brahma , vishnu, mahesh, durga etc. and there are different vrat and prayers, mantras associated with each of them, ...
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What are some breathing techniques or pranayama mentioned by Vivekananda

I was going through the book, "Raj Yoga" by vivekanada, and i found a breathing technique, where he mentions that the practitioner should inhale for 4 beats, hold the breath for 8, and exhale for 4 ...
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Kechari Mudra and Khechari vidhya going beyond placing the tongue in the nasopharynx (10th gate)

The Krishna-Yajur veda, yoga-kundalini upanishad talks about the tongue after entering the nasopharynx and resting comfortably in front of the nasal septum going much further before Khechari mudra ...
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Why are the techniques of kriya yoga a secret while it is mentioned in Gita? [duplicate]

There is an air of secrecy around kriya yoga and its practice. While all teachers/gurus tell that kriya yoga is clearly outlined in the Gita - then what is the point of secrecy ?
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My body was about to explode in sudarshan kriya (सुदर्शन क्रिया)?

I did "sudarshan kriya"or "सुदर्शन क्रिया" couple of days back in presence of a trainer, And suddenly entire body was bursting with energy and feels like body is going to explode. Later on when I ...