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Kriya Yoga (Yoga of Action) for Yoga Teachers


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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce Kriya Yoga (Yoga of Action) as described in the Yoga Sutras.

Objective

Examine Kriya Yoga (Yoga of Action) and why its components are introduced in sutras 2.1 and 2.2 as well as later in the section on niyamas despite the very concise nature of the Yoga Sutras.

Description

Note the sutras that describe Kriya Yoga. Describe the practices that make up Kriya Yoga. Explain why the final three niyamas are included in sutras 2.1 and 2.2 in addition to sutra 2.32. Describe how Kriya Yoga relates to kleshas and the relationship between Kriya Yoga and the Gayatri Mantra.

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