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.