Kriya Yoga, the practice of controlling breathing (Pranayama) is one method that Sri Swamiji teaches to improve health and peace of mind. Sri Swamiji and his assistants have conducted many Kriya yoga classes in various cities. People that have taken the classes are attracted to the simple explanations and demonstrations of different pranayama techniques. In 1985 in Northeast Pennsylvania, Sri Swamiji explained the significance of breath control. Many people are impressed by the effect of Pranayama in balancing the mind.
The goal of all Yoga is to unite Man with God. But the paths are many and seemingly confusing. Raja Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Nadopasana, Kundalini Yoga... These are but few, and only a Master can explain their depths and differences
Yoga is when intellect and heart are joining. Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji has been conducting Kriya Yoga classes in order to promote healthy bodies and minds. Hundreds of people took these Kriya yoga classes and received numerous benefits. Many people are instigated by His Simple explanations and demonstrations of different pranayama techniques.
" Long breath, Long life. Short breath, short life...A long breath, a long Pranayama is beneficial for our nervous system and mental balance... Whoever practices long breathing will not be tired at all. Those with a short breath will become tired. "
" Many people are impressed by the effect of Pranayama in balancing the mind. Every body faces problems related to health, wealth, office, children, house etc., we get upset, irritated, disappointed, and angry which depletes our energy. Then our nervous system works hard and our heart pumps rapidly wasting our precious energy. Through Pranayama, one can control breath, senses, food and other action. "
- Sri Swamiji