If you suffer from any serious physical illness, then we strongly suggest that you do not begin kriya yoga at this stage. First of all take steps to cure your illness by adopting any suitable healing systems, possibly hatha yoga. Don't attempt kriya yoga, for it may easily worsen the condition. If necessary seek expert guidance on the best method of curing your ailment.
If you are currently suffering from any serious mental upset do not start to practise kriya yoga. Certainly you should practise other forms of yoga, since they will gradually bring harmony into your mind. Kriya yoga is a supercharged system; it is very strong medicine and may worsen or heighten mental disturbances at this stage1. The fundamental requirement for the practice of kriya yoga is sound health.
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