This is one of our most popular and comprehensive courses, intended for anyone who wants to understand Yoga—and life—more deeply. Whether you are new to spiritual principles or an experienced practitioner, this course is perfect for you. Gain a profound understanding of how to apply the original yoga teachings of India, in all aspects of your life. Topics covered include Meditation, Hatha Yoga, The Eightfold Path of Patanjali, Pranayama, Self-Healing, and Diet. These teachings are truly universal and apply to everyone regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation and have the power to transform your life.
Yoga is more than body postures
Most people think of Yoga as physical postures. But Yoga is far more. Raja Yoga is one of the seven schools of Indian philosophy and has been taught for millennia. It offers a scientific approach to the spiritual life, with techniques for stilling the mind and expanding our awareness of spiritual realities. It offers techniques for self-mastery in every aspect of life, from calming turbulent emotions to awakening deep compassion and love for others. Ultimately, it is a proven pathway, walked by countless yogis, mystics, and sages for millennia.
Based on The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, you will learn in-depth the teachings and practices of Patanjali's Eightfold Path (Ashtanga Yoga)—which for centuries were tightly guarded spiritual secrets, intended only for the most advanced practitioners and concealed from the general public. Thanks to the spiritual revolution initiated by Paramhansa Yogananda in the West, you no longer need travel to the holy cities and Himalayas of India to learn these life-changing practices. Now you can receive practical training on all aspects of the spiritual life.
This course is designed for those who want more than an only intellectual experience of yogic teachings and are wanting to apply these tools to improve their own quality of life. The class includes yoga postures for all experience levels, including beginners. Raja Yoga is Step 2 on the path to initiation into Kriya Yoga.
You Will Learn:
karma, chakras, Self-realization, kundalini, guru, attunement, astral worlds, reincarnation, the Yugas, astrology, devotion, and selfless service.
physical body postures as a preparation for deep meditation.
control the breath to harmonize, increase, and direct energy in the body. Learn how to reduce fatigue, depression, lack of mental clarity, and other stress-related illnesses through the practice of pranayama.
Experience meditation as a powerful spiritual practice—a way to make God real in your life. Devotion, an understanding of our chakras, and the role of the guru are a part of that exploration. Also covered: affirmations, chanting, and visualization.
Learn yoga practices to help relieve many conditions, including chronic pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, nervous disorders, weight problems, digestion, heart ailments, and stress. Experience balance, harmony, and energy control.
Learn how food affects consciousness, and what types of food benefit your health and your spiritual life.
…And much more!