Category Archives: Raja Yoga

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Patanjali’s Yoga system is written in sutras. A sutra is a terse verse. It is an aphoristic saying. It is pregnant with deep, hidden significance. Rishis of yore have expressed philosophical ideas and their realization in the form of … Full Story

Raja Yoga: The King of Yogas

Raja Yoga: The King of Yogas

swami sivananda groot

Raja Yoga is the king of Yogas. It is concerned directly with the mind. The Yogi sits at ease, watches the mind and silences the bubbling thoughts. The Yogi stills the mind, restrains the thought-waves and enters into the thoughtless … Full Story

Raja Yoga: The Yoga of Inner and Outer Harmony

Raja Yoga: The Yoga of Inner and Outer Harmony

Patanjalistatue

Maharishi Patanjali prescribed inner and outer purification as a prerequisite for pursuing the path of Yoga. Yama, or the five abstinences, might be described as enlightened self-control. Niyama, or the five observances, might be defined as self-regulation. In this articleFull Story

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