What is a Kriya?
Kriya is an involuntary physical and mental purification activities and reactions resulted from elevated spiritual consciousness. Seekers frequently experience kriyas during their spiritual practices. A disciple coming in contact with his Guru may feel a sudden uplift of spiritual emotions and ecstasy manifested by uncontrolled physical and mental movements, activities or reactions known as kriyas.
Characteristics of Kriya:
Manifestation of kriyas:
Sensation in spinal cord, tingling in body, giddiness or heaviness in head, clapping, uncoordinated movements of hands, rapid movement of head, swinging from one side to other, high vibration in the body, dancing, singing, physical contortions, suspension of breath, abdomen can get flat and drawn inward, the chin may press against the lower hollow of the neck in the front, burning sensation in body sometimes the hands, feet and body will move to from certain dance patterns or yogic asana or postures which the disciple have never done before. Sometimes the disciple may act as a trained gymnast and makes rare hands posture or mudras.
In mental Kriyas different past lives patterns and imprints may surface on the consciousness and the seeker may feel the emotions of joy, sorrow, pain, and trance, he may feel prana or subtle energy flowing in the brain, feeling of extreme weightlessness or levitation, seeing lights and smelling sweet fragrances.
Laughing or weeping with extreme joy, stupor [marginal consciousness], perspiration, horripilation [bristling of body hair], choking of voice, trembling, paleness of complexion, tears and loss of consciousness are some common signs of emotional kriyas felt by a disciple in the presence of the Guru. The disciple may automatically chant mantra or sing devotional songs in the front of their Guru,
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