2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part A
Role of kriya, mudras and bandha in yoga
AUTHOR(S): Hanish Guretia
Patanjali says Yoga is the ability to control the modifications of the mind with one’s will-power. Regulating the fluctuations of the mind is not a casual pursuit, and is the only achieved through constant practice and with the spirit of renunciation. Even though the mental faculty undergoes a state of stillness at times, this cannot be called yoga. Such a physical state may resemble sleep Fainting fits; catalepsy and hysteria also bring about a similar state of mental inactivity. People affected by such conditions are not conscious of anything, and are not practicing yoga. Kriya yoga is an advanced technique for spiritual evolution that comes down from higher ages of spiritual enlightenment. Part of the ancient science of raja yoga it is referred to by Patanjali in his yoga sutras and by Sri Krishna in the bhagvad Gita. Although the actual kriya technique can only be revealed only to initiates, its purpose and basic nature have been described by both Yoganandaji and Kriyanandaji in their respective autobiographies, in chapters dedicated to this subject. In this study we have discussed about the Kriya and Mudra of Bandh, so that every individual should know about these kriyas which can help them in cleansing of their internal organs. Many points of practicing yoga had been taken into view such as: Place and surroundings, Bath, Dress, Yoga schedule, Physical exercises and sequence of selection of Yogic practices. A word of caution though- Please do not practice yoga without the help of an experienced yoga instructor.
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How to cite this article:
Hanish Guretia. Role of kriya, mudras and bandha in yoga. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):31-33.