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Journey Through Yogamasterji

I salute first to Siva, the Yogi of the yogis and Guru of the gurus.
Then, I salute Maharshi Pathanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras.
Finally, I salute my Personal Guru.
--- submitting to all of them to give me the permission and the blessings to take off this journey of online yoga classes with you folks.

Raja Yoga Proficiency Raja Yoga

Raja is a popular word and most of the people of Bharathavarsha know and understand this word. Raja means a king. When the people come across the word Raja the king, they think that this raja is the head of a state. Here, in this practice of Raja yoga, raja is referred to as the head of the group, whether the group is a small one with a couple of members or a big or large group having thousands or millions of members.

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Section 1 Introduction

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Raja means a king. When the people come across the word Raja the king, they think that this raja is the head of a state. Here, in this practice of Raj...

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Raja Yoga is purely an internal practice and comes in the course of time, after Hatha Yoga. Raja Yoga means the royal path of meditation to reach sama...

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Section 2 Three limbs of Raja Yoga

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Dharana is the sixth limb of ashtanga yoga and first limb of Raja Yoga. Dharana means to bear; to hold. Fixing the consciousness on one point or one r...

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Dhyana is the seventh limb of ashtanga yoga and second limb of Raja Yoga. Dhyana means meditation. Samadhi is the eighth and the last limb of ashtanga...

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika gives the following synonymous terms of Samadhi: Raja yoga, samadhi, unmani, manonmani, amarathva, laya, tatva, shunya, asunya, p...

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When the meditator has lost his self-awareness, he is lost in Samadhi. Hatha Yoga Pradipika says, ‘Samadhi is the state of equilibrium which is attain...

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Section 3 Hatha yoga and Raja Yoga

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The place of mind in Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga: In the practice of Hatha Yoga mind is completely outside the body. In the practice of Raja Yoga mind is...

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No Raja Yoga without Hatha yoga; No Hatha Yoga without Raja Yoga. Yoga is a well-developed discipline. Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga are the two pillars of...

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