Sri Swami Satchidananda on Raja Yoga

Integral Yoga is made up of six branches of Yoga: Hatha, Raja, Jnana, Karma, Bhakti, and Japa. As part of Global Garland, we will focus on one branch each month. February’s focus is Raja. Here are some words from Sri Swami Satchidananda on Raja Yoga:

Swami Satchidananda

“What is the definition for Yoga? At the very outset of the Yoga Sutras, Sri Patanjali says, ‘Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha.’ What does it mean? Calming the mind is Yoga. Not just standing on the head. That’s all right, it’s a part of Yoga, the very physical part. Even if you don’t stand on your head, learn to stand on your feet. People think Yoga means always standing on the head or doing some poses. Even animals can do that. The aim of Yoga is to calm the mind. Equanimity is Yoga. That’s why what we do is called Integral Yoga, because we integrate everything: body, mind and spirit.”

Swami Ramananda Signature

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