Category Archives: Raja Yoga

The royal path of traditional yoga by our Great Master Shri Patanjali Maharishi.

So Many Yoga Paths: Which one is the best for me?

We discussed many paths of traditional yoga to achieve our real goal in life and beyond. This article is a bit long. Please bear with us. We wanted to ensure a continuous flow of the article for you to relish! … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga – Part 15: Afterword

This article concludes our series on Raja Yoga.  It is going to be slightly lengthy. Please bear with me. My idea is to convey the complete message as clearly as possible without disturbing the flow. Congratulations! We are on the … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga – Part 14: Nature of Samadhi

We learned about samadhi state of Raja Yoga in the last post. We will explore it further in this article. Once we master the step of dhyana to become second nature, we will be aware of only the deity! This … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga – Part 13: Dhyana and Samadhi

We discussed dharana  in the last post. The next step in the Raja Yoga is Dhyana(meditation).  Many of us would have heard about mediation in various contexts like – reducing the stress, improving the cardiovascular health, controlling the blood pressure … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga – Part 12: Dharana

We had been discussing the fifth limb of Raja Yoga, pratyahara in the last post. We understood how to control the mind and thereby control the senses by the processes described in last five steps.  These were bahiranga(external) practices. Next … Continue reading

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Raja Yoga – Part 11: Pratyahara

Welcome back!In the earlier post, we discussed pranayama  in Raja Yoga.  Pranayama brings clarity and calmness to the mind. Our question now is: how to control the senses (eye, ear, skin etc.) which constantly stir our mind? Pratyahara, the next … Continue reading

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