Raja Yoga Is a Powerful Tool on the Spiritual Path

“I’ve had the blessing of studying, exploring and sharing the Art and Science of Raja Yoga since the mid-1980s. These teachings are central to my daily life, and sharing them is one of the greatest joys I know.”—Nayaswami Davia

“I love working with the students over several months. As they become inspired by the teachings, I become inspired in turn, and it becomes a lovely dance of learning and growth for all.”—Darshana Wall

“I took my first Raja Yoga class in 1982, I am still learning new things all the time!”—Nayaswami Hanuman

“Raja Yoga is the core of our teachings and exploring with other seekers is the best fun ever—we laugh a lot.”—Lorna Knox

Raja Yoga is for everyone!

Together we’ll share the ancient wisdom of Yoga (based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras) and how to apply it to your own life, using practical techniques like meditation, yoga postures, affirmation, and energy control. Learn how to alleviate tension, discover the secrets of success and personal magnetism, and spiritualize all of your life.

“The main thing, of course, is that going through Swami’s brilliant lessons together is an opportunity not to be missed! It’s simply the crème de la crème of the spiritual path.”—Dambara Begley

“Learning how to meditate opens the door to new possibilities. Raja Yoga takes you through that door and into a whole new way of life.”—David Eby

Raja Yoga, literally means the “Royal Yoga”.

Yoga, meaning union with the Divine. The course, Art and Science of Raja Yoga, taught by Ananda Sangha around the globe, is the next step on the path to Kriya Yoga. Kriya Yoga is a higher technique of meditation taught to devotees.

Paramhansa Yogananda often referred to Kriya Yoga as the airplane route to God.

The beauty of Raja Yoga, however, is the basic level of understanding of this path to Self-realization using these tools and techniques given to us by our Guru. During this course, if you allow it, your heart will be opened. It’s amazing! This happens for many reasons.

Is it the food we share? Or the deepening meditations we have together? Maybe it’s the safety of being able to ask a question surrounding any of the 14 main topics/themes of discussion during the 14 classes. It could also be the growing knowledge that each student has within of their own Self-realization.

Whatever it is, Raja Yoga is a wonderful step on the path to Kriya Yoga. A chance to open up and receive, more, on so many levels.

Posted by Madhavi Eby

Madhavi Eby and her husband, David Eby, came west to Oregon in 1996 and feeling right at home, found and joined the Ananda Portland family. And have lived in Ananda Communities ever since. Moving to the Ananda Village (Nevada City, CA) in 2001, she joined the staff of Crystal Clarity Publishers working with others in helping to spread the message of this great work of Yogananda and Kriyananda. 2013 the Eby family moved back to Oregon and into the Ananda Portland Community, where she continues to spread her love of vibrant good health through food, humor and community. Madhavi has joined the management staff of the Temple and Teaching Center and also continues to practice her health coaching, love of cooking and chocolate.