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- What is TriYoga?
- Who is Kali Ray?
- What is the significance of the name TriYoga?
- What are TriYoga Flows?
- How does TriYoga differ from other styles of yoga?
- What does it mean to be “in the flow?”
- What are the benefits of TriYoga Flows?
- How do I get more information about TriYoga?

What is TriYoga®?

TriYoga is a complete method that includes the full range of traditional yoga practices, including hatha yoga, nada yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and jnana yoga. “TriYoga is in the tradition of the ancient yoga in that it is guided by the direct experience and intuitive knowledge that arise from the inner flow of kundalini, or universal life-energy” (Kaliji).

Who is Kali Ray?

Kali Ray is also known as Kaliji, Sri Kali Lakshmi Deviji, and Swamini Kaliji. She is the founder of TriYoga, a systematized yoga method of TriYoga Flows and Prana Vidya (the trinity of breathing practices, concentration techniques and meditation that balances and increases prana or life energy), as well as the origin of over 1000 hand mudras. Kaliji has devoted her life to sharing the ancient, universal teachings of TriYoga. She has presented 31 keynote addresses at yoga conferences and other venues worldwide. Kaliji is a swamini from the Jayalakshmi Datta Avadhoota lineage, initiated by Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji. Countless students throughout the world have been inspired and transformed by her presence, her mastery of the flow and the ageless wisdom inherent in the TriYoga teachings.

What is the significance of the name TriYoga?
TriYoga represents the Universal Trinity that manifests the Divine. “Tri” means trinity. The Trinity can be found throughout creation. In philosophy, TriYoga refers to body, mind and spirit. In hatha yoga, TriYoga refers to asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices) and mudra (‘seal’ or practices to develop focus). TriYoga has its source in the triple principle of sat (existence), chit (knowledge) and ananda (bliss). The trinity also manifests as the three energies of the mind: sattva (balance, calm), rajas (activity), and tamas (lethargy, stability). This Trinity is ultimately the formless manifestation of the one Supreme Spirit.

What are TriYoga Flows®?
TriYoga Flows is another name for TriYoga's complete and systematic hatha yoga method. The Flows integrate flowing and sustained postures (asana), breath (pranayama) and focus (mudra) in systematized sequences. This trinity practice is deeply meditative and transformative because it arose out of Kaliji’s direct experience of kriyavati (the manifestation of the flow of prana, life energy, through hatha yoga). There are seven levels of TriYoga Flows in addition to Basics. The Flows are comprised of poses that are categorized into seven main posture groups: Standing, Forward Bends, Spinal Twists, Backward Bends, Balancing, Inversions, and Sitting. Since the method is systematic, students can progress from Basics to Level 1 and then to subsequent levels as they increase their flexibility, strength, endurance and knowledge of the method. Through sustained awareness on all aspects of the practice, the inner flow naturally emerges.

How does TriYoga differ from other styles of yoga?
TriYoga is similar to other hatha yoga methods in that it includes physical yoga practices, breathing practices, and practices to encourage concentration and meditation. It includes the use of props and modifications. TriYoga is unique due to the Flows' distinctive and systematic sequencing, the wavelike spinal movements, the union of posture, breath and focus, the emphasis on economy of motion, natural alignment, and pacing, and the systematized Prana Vidya practices (the breathing practices, concentration techniques and meditation that balance and increase prana, life energy). TriYoga is also unique because it was not created, but rather inspired and guided by Kaliji’s direct experience of kriyavati siddhi (the spontaneous flow of asana, pranayama and mudra). Kriyavati (the manifestation of prana, the universal life energy, through hatha yoga) continues to guide the evolution of TriYoga.

What does it mean to be “in the flow?”
“In the flow” ultimately means to follow right action, guided by the inner Self, the cosmic energy. It means to feel the flow of the postures, the flow of the breath, the flow in the mind (manifest in a clear, positive mind). It means to be doing in life what one is meant to be doing. It means to feel the energy, to feel good, and to be happy. It means to be free of obstacles. “In the flow” means to surrender to the higher Self.

What are the benefits of TriYoga practices?
TriYoga is therapeutic when practiced systematically and regularly. TriYoga practices

  • Accelerate the transformation of body, mind, and spirit
  • Increase flexibility, strength, and endurance for healthy muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Develop a supple spine and a dynamic nervous system
  • Maximize the power of digestion, assimilation, and elimination
  • Invigorate the immune, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems
  • Purify and strengthen the vital organs and glandular system
  • Awaken positive qualities such as emotional balance, mental clarity, and self-confidence
  • Illuminate the intellect to higher understanding and the realization of intuitive knowledge
  • Expand awareness and allow the energy to flow

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