Kripa Yoga Postures
are created with the intention of cleansing the body. They are not
focused on producing a very flexible body. According to basics of yoga
the body is like a vessel that contains the individual spirit. Just as
one needs to clean a coffee cup before pouring coffee into it, so also
it is necessary for every individual to perform yoga postures before
sitting for meditation.
In this section of the website, Swamiji
tries to put together the yoga philosophy as contained in the scriptures
and explain the yoga postures and yoga breathing patterns. The posturing
techniques are taught with the same intensity as they were in the days
of the Vedas. Yoga Philosophy is dispersed to the student while
performing the yoga postures. There are also lectures that are conducted
between asana and pranayama sessions. In Kripa Yoga, the Kripa
Foundation is strictly adhered to. "Without the proper foundation the
posture will be like the house that was built on sand" says Swamiji. the Swamiji also introduces healing techniques that can help
the aspirant to overcome impediments that come along the path to
To perform yoga
postures without following up with meditation is like cleaning a coffee
cup and leaving it on the shelf. It's primary purpose is to help us
drink coffee. Yoga postures are important in helping one to
prepare for meditation but without meditation they lose their power.
There are three
bridges that link the physical body to the causal body. They are breath,
mind and intelligence. Pranayama or the 4th stage of Yoga helps to
use the bridge of breath to lead the practitioner to the causal body.
Meditation helps one to use the bridge of mind to move towards the
causal body. The bridge of intelligence can be accessed through higher
forms of yoga like Shaktipat.
Himalayan Prayer Postures
Pranayamic breathing exercises coming soon...