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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 the...

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Patanjali’s Words: Prakriti, the Seen

Patanjali’s Words: Prakriti, the Seen

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: 2.18 in which Patanjali delineates the nature of "the...

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Patanjali’s Words: Ahimsa

Patanjali’s Words: Ahimsa

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 moves ahead to sutra 2.35. With this sutra, Patanjali begins to map out how the...

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Patanjali’s Words: The Seer, The Seen and Liberation

Patanjali’s Words: The Seer, The Seen and Liberation

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: 2.19 – 2.23, in which Patanjali further analyzes the...

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Patanjali’s Words: Kaivalya

Patanjali’s Words: Kaivalya

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: 2.24 – 2.25, in which Patanjali continues his teachings...

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The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide

The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide

Nischala Devi’s teachings reflect a heart-centered perspective on spirituality and scripture. Her message that we are born divine is never more evident than in her book, The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras. In this...

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Patanjali’s Words: Viveka (Discriminative Discernment)

Patanjali’s Words: Viveka (Discriminative Discernment)

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: 2.26 – 2.27, in which Patanjali explains how viveka,...

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Patanjali’s Words: Kriya Yoga

Patanjali’s Words: Kriya 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 leaps ahead to Chapter 2 to its very first sutra. In sutra 2.1, Patanjali...

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Patanjali’s Words: The Five Kleshas (Causes of Suffering)

Patanjali’s Words: The Five Kleshas (Causes of Suffering)

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 another foundational sutra: 2.3. Here, Patanjali outlines the...

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Vrittis: A Dive into the Yoga Sutras

Vrittis: A Dive into the Yoga Sutras

If there is one thing we start to see with Yoga practice, it is that thoughts constantly bombard our minds. Remember being in Paschtimottanasana for what felt like forever with a tornado of swirling thoughts, from that embarrassing event 20 years ago to what’s for...

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Patanjali’s Words: The Nature of Yoga Practice

Patanjali’s Words: The Nature of Yoga Practice

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 12th and 13th sutras of Chapter 1 in which Patanjali defines...

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