kriya

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kriya

(krē′yă) [Sanskrit kriya, action]
A yoga ceremony, practice, or ritual used for self-purification.
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They also performed several exercises and hath yoga kriyas. ( ANI )
Ram suggests that fasting Muslims can start with three to five minutes of Kriyas (set of breathing technique) like Kabalbhati or Bhastrika, which helps cleanse the body and mind.
Each class includes various elements such as breathing exercises (pranayama), kriyas (yoga poses), mudras (hand gestures) chanting, meditation and more.
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Artistic Yoga combines ancient yogic techniques (asanas, pranayam, bandhas, kriyas and mudras) with modern cardiovascular-training and partner-stretches that work on each individual both physically and mentally.
This is the first time we are organizing a workshop in the Middle East and expect that the scientific techniques and Kriyas we teach would be highly beneficial for the people having a really busy and stressed lifestyle here.
* We then begin a set of positions that are known as a "kriya," which means "action." Kriyas come in a particular structured format not to be changed unless the timings are reduced for each position.
(6) Here I am referring to a broadly defined template of embodied practices and techniques (sddhana) that could include kriyas, bandhas, mantra, asana, mudra, prauayama, pratyahara, dharaua, and dhyana, prescribed according to the agamas by a recognized guru or siddha for the purpose of purification and hygiene, physical and psychological training, the prolongation of life, and the attainment of self-knowledge (utmavidya).
Kundalini yoga uses a variety of techniques that include asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing exercises), mantras (chanting), mudras (hand postures), kriyas (cleansing actions) and meditations.