- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (6 November 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478214368
- ISBN-13: 978-1478214366
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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Ryan Kurczak graduated from Fairmont State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor in Philosophy. After college he attended the Mountain State School of Massage, and completed training with The American Institute of Vedic Studies and the European Institute of Vedic Studies in the subjects of Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish. He has studied astrology intensively under Richard Fish and Ernst Wilhelm. Ryan was initiated by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. He teaches group meditation and Kriya Yoga practices, at various Yoga and New Thought Centers, and works with sincere students individually. He lives in Asheville, NC where he works full-time as a Vedic Astrologer, offering phone and internet astrological sessions. See: www.AshevilleVedicAstrology.com.
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Some folks feel that this is 'not about Kriya Yoga'. They are thinking of a specific form of yoga called Kriya that was practiced by Yogananda and those in his lineage. It's true that this book does not talk about Yogananda (though Ryan is in the lineage, himself), or the yogic practices associated with being a kriyaban in that particular tradition. So, if you are buying it for meditation techniques, you will possibly be disappointed and angry enough to write a bad review. However, I doubt you will be completely disappointed because of the good stuff in this book (more on that in a minute). I'm mentioning this so you can discern that kind of book you are looking for, and so you can decide if you want this one. There are books on very specific methods of practice within the Kriya tradition: how to sit, how to breathe, how energy flows, etc. Those are indeed very useful. Know what? use the "Look Inside" feature on these books to see the table of contents, which usually spell out what the book is all about.
This book, though, is focused on Kriya yoga as more universally defined as overall spiritual practices that lead to enlightenment. This is not a made-up designation. It's quite valid, but the problem is that many people see Kriya and the interpret it to mean specifically what I think as our "toolbox" of practices and concepts. This book plus a toolbox book would be a great combination. I encourage you to get one of those (or more, if you are seeking to find out which particular method works for you). But Ryan's book is about the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali .... something no kriyaban would consider remaining in ignorance about. The Sutras are the supreme guide for seekers. And the commentary in this book is quite concise and pithy. There is so much to unpack in what appears to be a few simple paragraphs for each passage of the sutras, that any serious student of Patanjali can find value in rereading over and over. If you try to read it all at once you cannot absorb it all (but that is true of any commentary on this subject). I've read it through to get a grip on its scope, and will now continue to refer back on it for a long time as I advance my studies. I'll likely have another commentary or two on the side. But, I'm giving this five stars because I think it speaks quite plainly about what we have to do in our lives to arrive at the stages and development described in that ancient work.
So, no, it's not specifically about the practices taught by Lahiri Mahasaya. It is the profoundly about the (largely non-theistic) spirituality and state of consciousness that kriya practices help you arrive at. Ryan includes some helpful tips on meditation and beneficial life practices. I particularly enjoyed the Ayurvedic lifestyle chapter where I learned about the Gunas.
I gain greater understanding every time I re-read it , true to Ryan’s claim that our subconscious is constantly enhancing our learning process and bringing depth and perception to things beyond the reach of our sensual realm.
Writing this review is both a pleasure and privilege as it is a token of my sincere appreciation for Ryan’s genuine attempt in trying to help others, in as many ways as he can - the big takeaway for me is to live in harmony with the evolving nature of external and internal states of Consciousness.
Thank you Ryan.