Combination of kriya yoga, pranayama and free hand exercise are having wonderful effect on body mind and soul. In kriya yoga the kriyas should be practised in a very gradual and controlled manner. Kriya injects adrenaline hormone into your system, which gives boost to your moods. However too much practice of kriya, may put you into an agitated state and increase your stress. According to my yoga teacher, Sri Amit Ray, “Vipassana and kriya yoga should be practised together in a graceful manner. Vipassan will help you to observe the state of your mind and body. Kriya yoga will help you to eliminate your past karma blockages. Graceful Kriya Yoga with love is the way to enlightenment.” Your love towards family, friends and God is the way the reduces stress in life.
Graceful Kriya Yoga improves your heart rate and reduces your blood pressure. It boosts your immune system and reduces the muscle tensions. It will put you directly into a mental state of bliss. It helps you to develop better digestion and elimination process. According to great Kriya Yogi, Lahari mahasaya it is no the number of kriyas per day, which matters, but the quality of the kriya is important.
According to Sri Ramakrishna the life of a yogi should always be in fun and cheerfulness. In this regard, one of his students mentioned “In the Western world the idea of a religious man is that he never smiles, that a dark cloud must always hang over his face, which, again, must be long-drawn with the jaws almost collapsed. People with emaciated bodies and long faces are fit subjects for the physician, they-are not Yogis. It is the cheerful mind that is persevering”
So combination of fun, cheerfulness, pranayama, free hand exercises, a little bit of vipassana, Graceful Kriya Yoga makes the life happy and joyful and reduces stresses in life.