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  Raja Yoga
The second sutra states, "Yogas chitta vritti nirodhah," or, "The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga." Every thought, feeling, perception, or memory you may have causes a modification, or ripple, in the mind.
In this light, our own Integral Yoga, which is a synthesis of the various branches of Yoga aimed at perfecting all aspects of the individual and gaining mastery over the mind, is Raja Yoga.
The compiler of the sutras and Father of Yoga, Sri Patanjali Maharishi, presented the ancient teachings of Yoga in a systematic way that could be well utilized by his students.
www.yogaville.org /Integral_Yoga/Raja/Raja.html   (837 words)

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The eight limbs of Raja Yoga are yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi.
Thus, we have to distinguish the asana in Raja Yoga from the asana in Hatha Yoga.
Raja Yoga helps us first to control the gross, physical body, and then step-by-step it leads us on to the control of subtler sheaths - the pranic sheath, the mental sheath, the intellectual sheath and the bliss-sheath - and takes us to the eternal, ever perfect Self that is beyond all these sheaths.
www.divinelifesociety.org /graphics/main_page_links/yoga_synthesis/raja_yoja/raja_yoga.html   (621 words)

 Raja Yoga
According to the Sankhya philosophy, on which Raja Yoga is based, attachment to nature is the cause of the soul’s bondage, and detachment from nature is liberation.
The first kind of Yoga is said to be that possessed of attributes; the second kind is said to be that freed from attributes.
Practitioners of Yoga aim for union with the Self (‘Yoga’ is Sanskrit for union) by undertaking distinctive mental and physical exercises.
www.hinduism.co.za /rajayoga.htm   (10867 words)

 Raja Yoga
Patanjali's Raja Yoga is generally termed the Ashtanga Yoga or the Yoga of Eight Limbs, through the practice of which freedom is achieved.
Rajas which are the pillars of Samsara are pulled down through the practice of the Ten Canons of Yama and Niyama.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary by Swami Venkatesananda.
www.sivanandadlshq.org /teachings/rajayoga.htm   (2322 words)

 Raja Yoga Meditation
Yoga, which is associated with meditation, simply means to have union or make connection with some object, subject, person or God.
Yoga is to have connection and to have dialogue or sweet conversation with the divine source of inspiration, whom many call God.
Raja Yoga Meditation teaches the knowledge of the soul and the Supreme Soul as well as the history and geography of the world.
www.geocities.com /bro_khem/35meditation1mp.html   (1765 words)

 Lessons from Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga says that it is possible to repeat such experiences even today and proposes a scientific method to do so.
Raja Yoga proposes that one should use "concentration" to observe the internal states of mind.
Raja Yoga says that we should be master and not the slaves of nature.
www.stanford.edu /group/hsc/yoga/spring05/lessonsFromRajaYoga.html   (655 words)

 Raja Yoga - HinduWiki
Raja Yoga (Sanskrit: राजयोग) is one of the four major Yogic paths of Hinduism, the others being Karma yoga, Jnana yoga and Bhakti yoga.
Raja Yoga involves psycho-physical meditational techniques which attain experiences of the truth and finally achieve liberation, described in Hindu thought as moksha.
The second sutra (of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras - Ed.) states, "Yogas chitta vritti nirodhah," or, "The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga." Every thought, feeling, perception, or memory you may have causes a modification, or ripple, in the mind.
www.hinduwiki.com /index.php/Raja_Yoga   (966 words)

 Raja Yoga, Oneness through Meditation
Raja Yoga is viewed as the “royal path” to attaining the state of yoga or unity with mind-body-spirit.
Raja Yoga is often referred to as “classical yoga” as it was the oldest system of yoga to by systematically developed into a unified practice.
The practice of Raja Yoga was compiled by the sage Patanjali in his famous Yoga Sutras during the second century CE.
www.yogabasics.com /articles/RajaYoga.html   (601 words)

 The Art and Science of Raja Yoga
The main purpose of yoga postures, for example, sometimes thought to bestow only physical benefits, is to prepare the body and mind for meditation.
Learn Ananda Yoga™ for higher awareness, a system of yoga postures and affirmations designed to strengthen your body and bring balance to your inner and outer life.
What unites these various areas is raja yoga's inward, spiritual focus, which achieves its fullest expression in the practice of meditation.
www.ananda.org /meditation/parttwo.html   (544 words)

 raja yoga :: Yoga.com
The designation raja-yoga, meaning "royal Yoga," is a compartively late coinage that came in vogue in the sixteenth century C.E. It refers specifically to the Yoga system of Pantanjali, created in the second century C.E, and is most commonly used to distinguish Patanjali's eightfold path of meditative introversion from Hatha Yoga.
Raja yoga is a meditative quest that should lead to the discoverey of transcendental Reality beyond thought and image, beyond worship and prayer, beyond ritual and magic.
The royal road to re-integration: A Raja yogin is not expected to take things for granted or to blindly accept an authority, scriptural or otherwise.
www.yoga.com /ydc/enlighten/enlighten_category.asp?section=9&cat=137   (260 words)

 Raja Yoga
Raja yoga, is the royal path of meditation.
Because raja yoga is the path of meditation, it is—when practiced exclusively—generally followed by those who lead contemplative lives.
Raja yoga is, however, an essential component of all other spiritual paths since meditation is involved in the loving recollection of God, mental discrimination, and is an essential balance to selfless action.
www.vedanta.org /wiv/practice/yogas/raja.html   (910 words)

 Raja Yoga - Raja Yoga Therapy - Types Of Yoga - Raj Yoga
Raja Yoga synchronizes the physiological system as a whole as well as transforms all spheres (physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, occupational, social and spiritual) of human existence.
Raja Yoga therapy is truly a holistic treatment as it heals the principal mechanisms and the control of the whole person.
Raja Yoga is of immense importance here as it heals a person from within as well.
yoga.iloveindia.com /yoga-types/raj-yoga.html   (307 words)

 Extra Gentle Yoga - Raja Yoga
Hatha Yoga is not a separate form of yoga.
It is the physical branch of Raja Yoga (raja means "royal"), the ancient, systematic, and scientific, method of reaching superconsciousness or Self-Realization Raja Yoga is the overall science under which all the yoga techniques, disciplines, and philosophies fall.
The yoga students goal was to restore the spirit back to absolute purity.
www.yogaforjoy.com /ry/RajaYoga.html   (181 words)

 indiayogi.com - Yoga - Raja-yoga, yajna, karma, Bhagavad-Gita, samskaras, loka-samgraha, naiskarmya, vasanas, Gandhi, ...
In this context the term raja is used to position hatha-yoga as a preparation for what was considered to be the higher meditative practices of classical-yoga.
Patanjali defines yoga in just this way, as the cessation of the fluctuations of citta (citta-vrtti-nirodah, I.2), the implication being that when citta is held steady it is possible for the individual purusa to realise its true nature.
For both Samkhya and Yoga this discrimination (viveka) is synonymous with liberation or kaivalya, which can be translated as aloofness, aloneness, or isolation, and refers to the irrevocable separation of the individual purusa from prakrti.
www.indiayogi.com /content/medtech/raja.asp   (1768 words)

 Mantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Laya Yoga and Raja Yoga
Is also called Kundalini Yoga, because the raising of Kundalini energy to unite her with the supreme consciousness is the main objective, which is reached through deep meditation (dhyana).
Is also called the royal path of Yoga, where centralized thought combined with spiritual reflection allows the withdrawal from sensory perceptions, leading to deep meditation (dhyana) and samadhi.
This yoga has a strong connection to Karma yoga and Kundalini yoga, involving pranayama, ritual and deep meditation.
www.sanatansociety.org /yoga_and_meditation/hatha_yoga_mantra_yoga_laya_yoga_raja_yoga.htm   (881 words)

 A Commentary on Raja Yoga
Goal of Raja Yoga is to start at the grossest level of internal reality and then to trace back through these evolutes of Prakriti, until Purusha is revealed free of false identities.
While a thorough comparative analysis of science and yoga in terms of their investigational goals, mores and methods of interpretation would be extremely interesting; it is beyond the scope of this report.
In discussion of Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda parsimonious nature of inference is given up sometimes in favor the argument that ‘unless proven so, a hypothesis can not be stated to be false’.
www.stanford.edu /group/hsc/yoga/spring05/aCommentaryOnRajaYoga.html   (1580 words)

 Ananda of Palo Alto, CA - Meditation - Raja Yoga
Yoga practice, similarly, so concentrates the mind that the curtain of doubt and uncertainty is burned away, and the light of inner truth becomes manifest.”
Yoga teaches us what that Something is, and how to experience it, scientifically, using tools innate within ourselves—breath, mind, and body.
Raja Yoga, the comprehensive study guide by Swami Kriyananda on which this training is based—a lifetime companion and Yoga reference.
www.anandapaloalto.org /joy/RajaYoga.html   (1299 words)

 Raja Yoga and other Yogas in Astrology
The idea behind most yogas is to equate the planet’s strength in a chart, and how and when it will produce its effects in the person’s life.
Raja Yoga means “royal union”, it is formed by the association of planets and the houses they rule.
Raja Yoga is formed by a planet of a kendra house together with a planet of a triconal house.
www.truthstar.com /articles/astroyoga.asp   (1110 words)

 six yoga systems: hatha, raja (ashtanga), bhakti, jnana, kriya, karma
Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Kriya Yoga are specifically dealing with the intention of gaining control over the flow of these life-currents.
Raja adds concentration after body and mind are cleaned and trained to stay calm and attentive.
Kriya Yoga is a complete system covering a wide range of techniques, including mantras and techniques of meditation for control of the life-force, bringing calmness and control of both body and mind.
www.self-realization.com /articles/yoga/yoga_systems.htm   (658 words)

 Raja Yoga | Wisdom of Yoga
Raja Yoga begins with the practice of stilling the body and mind through concentration of the mind on a single thought or sensory experience, i.e.
The second is when the force of concentration is applied to the awakening of the spiritual heart wherein exists our conscious oneness with all of creation and the unity of the individual soul with the universal soul.
The practice of meditation is central to Raja Yoga.
www.wisdomofyoga.org /raja_yoga   (1902 words)

 Raja Yoga Meditation
The act of Raja Yoga meditation for at least 15 minutes in the early morning will have a positive effect during the entire day.
The basis for attaining an experience in raja yoga meditation in to understand the self and the mind.
Dadi Prakashmani, Dadi Janki and Dadi Gulzar are the spiritual leaders of the Raja Yoga meditation organization.
www.freemeditations.com /raja_yoga.html   (692 words)

 Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga comes by repeated effort to follow the disciplines that result in permanent thought control.  It must be made over a long period with earnest devotion, deliberately expelling desire for what is experienced, and uniting or identifying with one’s higher Self.
Yoga requires confidence, zeal, single-mindedness, and diligence; and its beginnings lie in simplicity, study, and joyful dedication of labor to forward evolution.
Ignorance (the root of all other hinderances), self-aggrandizement (separation from others by attempting to become their superior), attachment (clinging to an object or idea because of the pleasure it gives), aversion (rejection of an object or idea because of the pain it gives), and self-preservation (instinctive aversion), can be overcome by persistent meditation upon them.
www.geocities.com /sarabhanga/raja.html   (319 words)

 Vivekananda’s Raja Yoga (Hinduism)
Raja Yoga is the science of religion, the rationale of all worship, all prayers, forms, ceremonies, and miracles" (p.
The goal of Raja Yoga is to awaken the Kundalini and send it upward along the chakras until it reaches the Sahasrara and opens the thousand-petaled lotus blossom there.
Raja Yoga teaches that the spiritual energy of the prana travels along the Sushumna and is able to achieve greater purity and subtlety of perception precisely because this channel is free of nervous tissue.
www.uwec.edu /beachea/vivekananda.html   (1542 words)

 Yoga, Raja yoga, Royal Yoga, yoga postures, asanas, yoga as a mind-body therapy
Raja means "royal," and the meditation route to Self-Realization is considered to be just this.
Raja Yoga starts with the mind; its goal is a complete stilling of the mind, so that the light of the indwelling spirit may shine out.
Raja Yoga meditation is the process whereby the practitioner concentrates upon one point in order to integrate discontinuous, diffused attention, thus holding attention steady.
www.holistic-online.com /Yoga/yoga_types_raja_yoga.htm   (176 words)

 Yoga meditation -- Raja yoga -- Patanjali yoga
Raja Yoga is the system of yoga that deals with the practice of concentrating the mind and developing a calm, steady, continuous intensity of awareness without distraction.
The ancient philosopher and yogi Patanjalicomposed a concise and detailed explanation of how raja yoga works and the methods to use so that you can experience the mental state of meditation.
For anyone who wants to achieve success in their efforts of mental discipline, it is necessary to first understand the principles and practice of yoga.
www.yoga.co.za /about_meditation.asp   (660 words)

 Ananda of Palo Alto, CA - Raja Yoga
Raja yoga is one of the four paths of yoga.
The different paths of yoga must be understood in the light of how they help to bring about this neutralization of the waves of feeling.
Karma yoga intends to cut the bonds of ego involvement by acting out, in the right way, impulses that were set into motion, in the wrong way, in the past.
www.anandapaloalto.org /joy/YogaSutras.html   (459 words)

 The Art & Science of Raja Yoga, by Swami Kriyananda – Crystal Clarity: Resources to Relax, Uplift and Inspire.
Also included is an audio CD that contains: a guided yoga postures sessions, a guided meditation, and an inspiring talk on how the reader can use these techniques to solve many of the problems of daily life.
At the same time, he insists that yoga is a science in its own right that proves its findings to any dedicated practitioner, and offers much greater joy than materialistic or sensual pursuits.
Its fourteen lessons slowly lead us into an involvement with this "royal yoga," as it is known, through an intensely lucid and detailed presentation of postures, meditative practices and a comprehension of the precepts and principles of yoga practice.
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