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Integral Yoga, Raja Yoga & the Yoga Sutras

When the word Yoga is mentioned, most people immediately think of some physical postures for relaxing and limbering up the body. This is one aspect of the Yogic science, but actually only a very small part and relatively recent in development. The physical Yoga, or...

Patanjali’s Words: The Yamas

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with sutra 2.30. In several prior sutras, Patanjali explained how...

Patanjali’s Words: The Niyamas

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with sutra 2.32. In sutra 2.30, we learned more about the first of...

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Patanjali’s Words: Pratipaksha Bhavana

Patanjali’s Words: Pratipaksha Bhavana

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with sutra 2.33. This sutra is considered such a key Yoga practice...

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Patanjali’s Words: Eight Limbs of Yoga

Patanjali’s Words: Eight Limbs of Yoga

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with sutra 2.29. In several prior sutras, Patanjali explained how...

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Everything is Impermanent

Everything is Impermanent

Humanity can be grouped into two categories: People who have questions and doubts and the people who never have questions. Let me talk about the people who do not have questions. They are people who never think. They are too lazy to think, so they never have to...

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Patanjali’s Words: Karma, Duhkha and Viveka

Patanjali’s Words: Karma, Duhkha and Viveka

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with sutras: 2.12 and 2.15 – 2.17. In sutra 2.12, Patanjali highlights...

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Patanjali’s Words: Impediments on the Path

Patanjali’s Words: Impediments on the Path

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with the 30th sutra of Chapter 1 in which Patanjali begins to describe...

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The Heart of Concentration According to Patanjali

The Heart of Concentration According to Patanjali

The aim of Patanjali’s Yoga system is to keep the mind one-pointed on any object or idea which would remind you of a higher idea that will broaden your outlook, elevate your mental attitude and, ultimately, your life. He encourages the student to take up any object...

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An Overview of the Yoga Sutras

An Overview of the Yoga Sutras

In this article Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani gives us an overview of the four chapters of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali—the  foundational text for the classical Yoga (Ashtanga/Raja) system. This system is neatly unpacked by Dr. Ananda, who gives us key...

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Patanjali’s Words: Pathways to a Calm, Clear Mind

Patanjali’s Words: Pathways to a Calm, Clear Mind

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with the 34th–39th sutras of Chapter 1. In sutra 1.33, Patanjali...

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Patanjali’s Words: Recognizing and Clearing the Obstacles

Patanjali’s Words: Recognizing and Clearing the Obstacles

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with the 31st and 32nd sutras of Chapter 1 in which Patanjali further...

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Patanjali’s Words: Avidya—Ignorance

Patanjali’s Words: Avidya—Ignorance

Rev. Jaganath, Integral Yoga Minister and Raja Yoga master teacher, has spent a lifetime delving into the deepest layers of meaning in Patanjali’s words within the Yoga Sutras. Our series continues with sutras: 2.4 and 2.5. Here, Patanjali elucidates further on the...

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