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Raja Yoga

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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. sight, sound, scent, touch or taste. Through this concentration the mind becomes stilled to a single point. As your ability to concentrate expands you can then concentrate on the very building blocks of creation. Ultimately, ... Read More »

Kundhalini Yoga

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Kundhalini Yoga focuses on the awakening of the chakras in ascending order beginning with muladhara, the root chakra. This process begins with the practice of pranayama whereby the seeker becomes aware of, and ultimately learns to control, the flow of prana throughout the body. Once prana is adequately controlled the seeker then awakens the kundhalini energy which lies dormant in ... Read More »

Karma Yoga

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Karma Yoga is selfless service. We all know what selfishness is: immersion of oneself in one’s own ego and self-gratification. Selflessness is the conscious giving up of one’s self-importance so as to experience the joy of one’s release into the infinity of all of existence. This process is intensified by acting for the betterment of the lives of others. Sri ... Read More »

Raja Yoga

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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. sight, sound, scent, touch or taste. Through this concentration the mind becomes stilled to a single point. As your ability to concentrate expands you can then concentrate on the very building blocks of creation. Ultimately, ... Read More »

Hatha Yoga

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Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning “union with God.” The type of yoga we are most familiar with in the West is undoubtedly Hatha Yoga: ‘Ha’ is Sanskrit for sun and ‘tha’ is moon. Hatha therefore is the bringing together of all existence into a wholeness and unity. Hatha yoga begins with physical postures–asanas–designed to strengthen the physical body and ... Read More »

Bhakti Yoga

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Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and higher emotions. This yoga has three steps – love, devotion and surrender. First we learn to love God; then we devote ourselves to God’s Will trying, as best we can, to live our lives in service to God. Finally, we surrender our finite existence into the very breath of God. This surrender ... Read More »

What is actually meant by Yoga?

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“Yoga” means “union.” This union is between man and God. Yoga tells us how far we have progressed in relation to God-realization. It also tells us about our destined role in God’s Cosmic Drama. The final word of Yoga is that each human soul is a divine representative of God on earth. Now let us focus our attention on the ... Read More »