word kriya means 'activity' or 'movement' and refers to the activity
or movement of consciousness. Kriya also refers to a type of practical
or preliminary practice leading to total union, the final result of
practice. Kriya Yoga does not curb mental fluctuations but purposely
creates activity and awakening in consciousness. In this way all faculties
are harmonised and flower into their fullest potential.
Kriyayog originated in antiquity and evolved over time through practise
and experience. The full form of Kriyayog consists of over 70 kriyas
out of which only 20 or so are commonly known.
The kriya practices are inscribed in numerous tantric texts written
in Sanskrut. To date only a few of these have been translated into other
languages. The most authoritative magna opus on the subject of Kriya.