Why is initiation necessary to learn Kriya Yoga? Can I not learn Kriya Yoga without being initiated?

Posted On : February 22nd, 2021   To :

Initiation is a process where the body mind field is prepared to begin the practice of Kriya Yoga. During the initiation process the spine and the body are purified, divine energy is infused and the experience of the triple divine qualities of light, sound and vibration is made available to the initiate. Unless the body-mind field is prepared, it cannot accommodate the power generated by the practice of Kriya Yoga.

Just as our parents or elders before beginning our formal schooling held our hands and helped us write with our finger on a plate of rice or with a chalk on the slate, so too before beginning the practice of Kriya Yoga the teacher, through the process of initiation, prepares the body mind field.