Kriya yoga and idapingala balance

Probably the most powerful method of balancing ida and pingala is kriya yoga. The individual techniques are carefully arranged so that they bring ida and pingala into balance. In the first kriyas great care is taken to keep the awareness balanced between the internal realm of the mind and the external realm of the material world. The first kriyas are primarily concerned with fixing awareness between the devil and the deep blue sea, the razor's edge between extroversion on the one hand and introversion on the other hand. This will be more fully explained in Book III when we outline in detail the different kriya practices and their effects on the body and mind.


1 Balance of Life: Part 1 - Book II, Lesson 22, Topic 1; Part 2 - Book II, Lesson 23, Topic 1

2 For detailed explanations of the meaning and implications of the sushumna refer to Book II, Lesson 20, Topic 2

3 Vajrasana - Book I, Lesson 2, Topic 5

4 Book I, Lesson 3, Topic 4

5 Book I, Lesson 4, Topic 5; Book I Lesson 5, Topic 4

6 Book I, Lesson 8, Topic 4

7 Book I, Lesson 12, Topic 4

8 Jala neti - Book I, Lesson 1, Topic 2; Sutra neti -Book I, Lesson 10, Topic 3

9 Book I, Lesson 5, Topic 5

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