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Rāja yoga. Rāja yoga (Sanskrit: राज योग, /ˈrɑːdʒə ˈjoʊɡə/) is a term with a variety of meanings depending on the context.

Rāja yoga

In modern context, it refers to the Yoga school of philosophy in Hinduism. In historical context, it was the ultimate stage of yoga practice, one nearing Samadhi. Nadi (yoga) Chakra Kundalini Diagram Nāḍi (tube, pipe") are the channels through which, in traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the subtle body are said to flow.

Nadi (yoga)

They connect at special points of intensity called chakras. The word "nadi" is pronounced as "naRdi", with R+d loosely pronounced together (the effort is made by the tip of the tongue; it curls up, pointing backwards, then springs forward to lie flat). In normal biological reference, a nadi can be translated into "nerve" in English. However, in yogic, and specifically in Kundalini yoga reference, a nadi can be thought of as a channel (not an anatomical structure). Kundalini. Seven stages (Yogi)

According to Vedic and Hindu philosophy, every Yogi goes through Seven stages of development before achieving complete liberation.

Seven stages (Yogi)

They are listed in the commentary on the Yoga Sutras by Vyasa.[1][2] The seven stages are grouped into two phases: The first four stages form the first phase where the Yogi is liberated from the 'products of mental processes',(i.e.) results of his thoughts.The last three stages form the second phase in which the Yogi is liberated from the mind itself. Hot yoga. Hot yoga refers to yoga exercises performed under hot and humid conditions.

Hot yoga

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

In medieval times, Ashtanga Yoga was cast as one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy. The Yoga Sutras were compiled around 400 CE by Patañjali, taking materials about yoga from older traditions. Together with his commentary they form the Pātañjalayogaśāstra. Author and dating[edit] Tummo. Tummo (Tibetan: gtum-mo; Sanskrit: caṇḍālī) is a form of breathing, found in the Six Yogas of Naropa,[1] Lamdre, Kalachakra and Anuyoga teachings of Tibetan Vajrayana.


Tummo originally derives from Indian Vajrayana tradition, including the instruction of the Mahasiddha Krishnacarya and the Hevajra Tantra. The purpose of tummo is to gain control over body processes during the completion stage of 'highest yoga tantra' (Anuttarayoga Tantra) or Anuyoga. Nomenclature, orthography and etymology[edit] Tummo (gTum mo in Wylie transliteration, also spelled Tumo, or Tum-mo; Sanskrit caṇḍālī) is a Tibetan word, literally meaning fierce [woman]. Tummo is a Tibetan word for inner fire.[2] Orthography[edit] Tummo may also be rendered in English approximating its phonemic enunciation as 'Dumo'.[3] Vishuddha. Vishuddha (Sanskrit: विशुद्ध, IAST: Viśuddha, English: "especially pure"), or Vishuddhi, or throat chakra is the fifth primary chakra according to the Hindu tradition.[1] Description[edit] Location[edit]


Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā (Sanskrit: haṭhayōgapradīpikā, हठयोगप्रदीपिका) is a classic Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, a disciple of Swami Gorakhnath.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

It is amongst the most influential surviving texts on the hatha yoga, and is one of the three classic texts of hatha yoga, the other two being the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita. A fourth major text, written at a later date by Srinivasabhatta Mahayogaindra, is the Hatharatnavali.[1] Different manuscripts of this work offer various versions of its title. The database of the A. C. The text was written in 15th century CE. The Haṭhayogapradīpikā It has been translated into English more than once (see bibliography below). Iyengar Yoga. A student performing Uttitha Trikonasana, triangle pose, one of the basic standing poses in Iyengar Yoga Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B.

Iyengar Yoga

K. S. Yogacara. Yogācāra (literally "yoga practice"; "one whose practice is yoga")[1] is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology emphasizing phenomenology and ontology[2] through the interior lens of meditative and yogic practices.


It was associated with Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism in about the 4th century CE,[3] but also included non-Mahayana practitioners of the Dārṣṭāntika school.[4] Yogācāra discourse explains how our human experience is constructed by mind. B. K. S. Iyengar. B. K. S. Trul khor. Tsa lung[1] Trul khor (lit. "magical movement instrument, channels and inner breath currents") known for brevity as Trul khor (lit. "magical instrument" or "magic circle;" Sanskrit: adhisāra[2]) is a Vajrayana discipline which includes pranayama and body postures (asanas). From the perspective of Dzogchen, the mind is merely vāyu in the body. Thus working with vāyu and the body is paramount, while meditation on the other hand is considered contrived and conceptual.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, a prominent exponent of Trul khor, prefers to use the Sanskrit equivalent term, Yantra Yoga, when writing in English. Yin yoga. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (12 January 1918[1] – 5 February 2008) was born Mahesh Prasad Varma and obtained the honorific Maharishi (meaning "Great Seer")[2][3] and Yogi as an adult.[4][5] He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader and guru of a worldwide organization that has been characterized in multiple ways including as a new religious movement and as non-religious.[6][7][8] Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became a disciple and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotirmath in the Indian Himalayas.

The Maharishi credits Brahmananda Saraswati with inspiring his teachings. In 1955, the Maharishi began to introduce his Transcendental Deep Meditation (later renamed Transcendental Meditation) to India and the world. His first global tour began in 1958.[9] His devotees referred to him as His Holiness,[10] and because he often laughed in TV interviews he was sometimes referred to as the "giggling guru".[11][12][13] Nirmala Srivastava. Nirmala Srivastava (née Nirmala Salve) (March 21, 1923 – February 23, 2011), also known as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, was the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a meditation technique and new religious movement.[1] She claimed to have been born in a fully realised state and spent her life working for peace by developing and promoting a simple technique through which people can achieve their own self-realization.[2] Shri Mataji never charged for her instruction in Sahaja Yoga which is now practiced and taught for free in over 140 countries.[3] Early life[edit] Nirmala Srivastava was born in Chindawara, Madhya Pradesh, India to Hindu father & Christian mother Prasad and Cornelia Salve.

Sirsasana. Headstand/Salamba Shirshasana Sirsasana, Shirshasana (sher-SHAH-sahn-ah[1][needs IPA]; Sanskrit: शीर्षासन; IAST: Śīrṣāsana), Sirshasana, or Headstand is an asana. Acroyoga. Participating in acroyoga in a park. Acro-yoga is a physical practice which blends elements of yoga , acrobatics , performance and healing arts . [ 1 ] There are two schools of Acroyoga. Yoga. Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit: योग, Listen) is an Indian physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Asana.

Kundalini yoga. Hatha yoga.