Finding Purpose Within the Kriya Yoga Practice

Updated on September 25, 2019

We are meant for much more, and this yoga practice helps to uncover that true purpose.

If you are feeling lost in this world, you are not alone. For some people, every new day begs the question: What am I doing here? What is my true purpose on this earth? How can I get there?

Without a true purpose, one might feel lost and lonely, or unable to live an awakened life that has meaning. Fortunately, each and every individual on this planet is here for a reason. We each hold a life with purpose within us, and we must allow that higher purpose to come to the surface.

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How do we get there?

Accessing our higher purpose allows us to manifest the things we need to achieve our divine purpose. But how do we access this higher purpose?

To access our higher purpose, we must live with intention. To live intentionally is to recognize the world around you; to wake up to every scene and sensation around us, and to live in the moment.

When we have the intention, we are living in the now; we are aware of all of the things happening around us, and we are opening ourselves up to the signs that a higher purpose is manifesting.

Without intention, individuals often become lost in the physical and material aspects of the world around them. They cannot access their higher purpose with a clouded mind, and therefore are not open to the tools that will manifest their divine purpose.

Kriya Yoga and Living a Life of Purpose

The word ‘Kriya’ can be understood as ‘kri’ meaning action, and ‘ya’, meaning awareness. Combined, the word becomes action and awareness.

This practice of awareness refers to our awareness of ourselves; of our true identity, and our true purpose. It is a recognition of the presence of our inner Soul. Kriya Yoga encourages recognition of our true self, through a system of techniques.

These techniques help us to become more in touch with the non-physical reality. By practicing Kriya Yoga, we are awakening ourselves to the presence of our spiritual reality, and to the presence of our Soul.

When we can recognize this alternate reality, and our true self, we can then act and speak in alignment with our divine Soul.

The History of Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga was founded by Mahavatar Babji, who has always respected the power of consciousness and living with awareness and intention.

That being said, Babaji recognizes that people in different parts of the world need varying techniques to ease their minds. Babaji passes down specific techniques to different masters, in accordance with who they are guiding, and that those people need at this place and time in their lives.

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Kriya Yoga can assist those individuals who ask ‘What is the purpose of life?’, and ‘How do I live with purpose?’ by opening up their mind and welcoming them into a deeper self-realization. It is not about the material and physical things in life, but the buried potential that lies beneath that.

Living a life of purpose does not have to be difficult; rather, it can be a daily practice that opens you up to your true Soul a little more each day. By practicing Kriya Yoga, we are reminded to be intentional in each of our actions, and to stay in-touch with our deeper purpose.

Living a life of purpose is possible for anyone. If you want to learn how to access your divine purpose, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian can help you to look past your mental frustrations and to see only the immense possibilities.

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