Raja Yoga: 2 definitions
Raja Yoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Raja yoga is considered the highest form of Yoga, and focuses primarely on meditation. Raja yoga is also known as "classical yoga". The practice of raja yoga typically starts with hatha yoga, which gives the body the needed health and strength to endure the more advanced stages of training.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
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Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
Chapter 6 - Ecstasy < [Discourse 5 - Path of Realization]
Appendix 2 - Heart and Mind < [Discourse 4 - Doctrine of Karma]
Chapter 2 - Concentration and Meditation < [Discourse 1 - Spiritual Unfoldment]
Social philosophy of Swami Vivekananda (by Baruah Debajit)
Yoga Sutras with Vedanta Commentaries (by Patañjali)
Sūtra 50 < [Part II - Yoga and its Practice]
Sūtras 43-45 < [Part II - Yoga and its Practice]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XIII - The two yogas of knowledge and reasoning < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LXXIX - Princess coming to the sight of the supreme soul < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter XXIV - On the healing and improvement of the mind < [Book V - Upasama khanda (upashama khanda)]