Born in India as Mukunda Lal Ghosh, Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) was a great yogi and a major influence in bringing yoga to the West—he founded the Self-Realization Fellowship, authored the revered text Autobiography of a Yogi, and shared the teachings of Kriya Yoga (the use of pranayama and meditation in order to awaken kundalini shakti). He follows the lineage of Babaji.