Kriya Yoga is fundamentally meant for householders for self realization. It is a guaranteed way of Enlightenment if correctly practiced under the guidance of a realized guru, according to Sadguru Yogiraj Sri Sri Mangeshda, founder of Sadguru Mangeshda Kriya Yoga Foundation, which organized a Kriya Yoga Mahashibir in Mumbai recently. Kriya Yoga is a five-fold complete process of God realization such as Kriya Hath Yoga, Kriya Kundalini Pranayam, Kriya Dhyana Yoga, Kriya Mantra Yoga and Kriya Bhakti Yoga. The word ‘Kriya’ has derived from the letters‘Kri’ meaning ‘Action’ and ‘Ya’ meaning Soul. Kriya Yoga is a scientific technique, which closely follows the method propounded by Sage Patanjali in Yogashastra, the monumental treatise on Yoga. In the five-fold Kriya Yoga is process, the common platform is Karma Yoga. The techniques of Kriya Yoga give constant Divine Perception. Its speciality is that it develops simultaneously body, mind and soul, in the shortest possible time. After regular practice, Kriya Yoga can reduce the toxins and blockages and bring the energy flows which circulate and passes through various channels and Chakras. Once the transformation starts on biological level, it reflects on the mind. In the process, habits such as over-eating and over-sleeping, tiredness and irritation will automatically subside. “The mental freshness at any work gives concentration to hear the Divine sound and feel the transformation within. The feeling of oneness with the Supreme Consciousness gives a movement to meet and experience God”. The difficulties. which are linked with our Chakras, endocrine system and organs, totally disappear, removing the internal blockages. It is the consciousness of the energy which goes from physio-consciousness to Supreme Consciousness”, says Sadguru Mangeshda. Five senses and five elements fully support this Kriya or action. A normal person generally takes 15 breaths per minute. But due to stress and shaky mind, it becomes 22 to 28. As per the fundamental principle of respiration, all energy forced out during exhalation is not regained during inhalation resulting in the loss of some energy. In the process, normal life span is reduced to the extent of energy loss. Forcing out energy is more than normal during anger, fear and tension. The retention of oxygen in the system is minimized on such occasions and carbon is collected in the respiratory system every minute. The blood becomes impure and with every breath, we hardly pass oxygen to the blood vessels. Through Kriya techniques, blood is purified first and bring the flow of Albumin, Globulin and Fibrinogen which are the proteins running through the blood vessels, keeping the body healthy and lustrous. In Kriya practice, deep inhalation is taken and sufficient oxygen goes into the lungs, heart and brain. The oxygen purifies the impure blood and the purified blood carries hemoglobin to the whole system. This hemoglobin constantly passes through over 72 billion blood vessels and fine tissues. With the help of scientific breathing techniques of Kriya Yoga, the impurities in the bloodstream and malfunctioning of the body organs is removed. This is achieved by passing the subtle force of Pranic energy through Nadis, which in turn pass through nerve centres called Chakras. This Pranic energy travels from down, passing through seven Chakras. The five main parts of the breath such as Apana, Samana, Vyana, Prana and Udana are interrelated to the seven Chakras which facilitate the transformation. Kriya Yoga practiced under a Realised Guru can increase lifespan and attain enlightenment. Kriyaban, the practioner of Kriya Yoga should have faith in his Guru and be totally surrendered to him. The ego of the practitioner should be sacrificed at the feet of his Guru and then only the love and respect of the Guru will be bestowed on him. There are six levels of Kriya Dikshas taking a Sadhak step by step towards the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the highest stage of spirituality. Kriya Yoga brings discipline at all levels. The increased energy level enables a person to get success in any field. Regular Kriya practice allows one to explore and know the mind and go beyond. The six building blocks of Kriya Yoga are: Asanas (physical postures), Mudras (External expression of an inner attitude), Bandha (Physio-psychic locks), Mantra (Special sound pattern), Pranayam (Manipulation of breath to control Prana) and Psychic passage awareness. Sadguru Mangeshda Kriya Yoga Foundation is aimed at spreading awareness about holistic living with a healthy body, mind and soul. It has 72 centres worldwide. Sadguru Yogiraj Sri Sri Mangeshda has dedicated his life to awaken and integrate people of all religions, castes and creed by a strong bond of Unconditional Love and Unconditional Forgiveness by spreading love energy all over the world. A spiritual village is coming up on the banks of river Amba on Khopoli-Pali Road in Raigard district. The 65-acre plot nestled in the wilderness of hillocks is located at an altitude of 1,600 ft. above sea level.