Overview for Kriya-Yoga: The Science of Life-Force
The breath-based meditation "Kriya-yoga" is a familiar name after its reintroduction by Mahavatara Babaji to Lahidi Mahasaya and subsequent work of Paramahamsa Yogananda in the western world. Though many literatures are available but the lack of clear exposition on the philosophy and practices of this ancient spiritual science is still felt. The book, Kriya-yoga: The Science of Life-force tries to fulfill this want. This work vividly explains "the Knowledge of Life-force" known as Pranauidya, which forms the basis of Kriya-yoga citing from Vedas, Upanisads, Snmad Bhagavadgita Yogasutras of Patanjali and many other ancient scriptures, and analzes how the breath technique quiets the mind, brings. equanimity and results in development of discriminating intelligence that answers the questions and purpose of human life.
Swami Nityananda Giri (Author)
His Holiness Swami Nityananda Giri was born in 1961 in a Odisha State, India. He completed his post-graduate studies, MSc in Zoology in 1983 and obtained PhD on the subject in the branch Cytogenetics (Genotoxicity) in 1990. He was engaged in teaching to post-graduate and undergraduate students of Life Science in a prestigious insitute of India from 1990 to 1996. From 1997 to 2002, he was engaged in social services related to health awareness and health services management. He was initiated to the Kriya-yoga meditation teachniques in January 1994 and belongs to the tradition of Sriyukteswaraji. He renounced all social and family obligations in June 2002 to become a monk and started living a monastic life at Rishikesh, the Himalayas. He is a revered monk and a master in the tradition of Kriya-yoga. On occasions, he teaches and initiates seekers to the Kriya-yoga meditation techniques in India and abroad from September 2005 onwards to disseminate the knowledge recived from the masters of the lineage as a mission. He is living the life of a wandering monk from June 2008, monasteries in the Himalayas being his main abode.