Raja Yoga is dedicated to all the internal aspects of Yoga.
The heart of Raja Yoga is the art of attaining yoga, A state when
the individual has removed any feeling of
separation, and maintaining the awareness of yoga.
Some Of the Techniques of Raja Yoga
Other techniques in Hatha yoga can be integrated into blends of practice with asana (yoga posture), pranayama (yoga breathing) and meditation. This can prolong the duration of meditation and make it much more enjoyable. "Aches and pains may aggravate concentration and cause strong distractions during meditation. In-stable breathing causes fluctuations that stir the mind. Work to bring harmony to the body and breath before moving into meditation. When harmony is lost move back into the techniques that remove the distractions then re-enter meditation." Yoga asana seemed to manifest from Raja Yoga since they appeared some time later. The first yoga postures to be explored were seated postures. Perhaps small aches and pains in the body were too distracting and yoga practitioners naturally stretched out. Being in a higher state of consciousness the asana (yoga postures) became a sacred art of body manipulation and spiritual worship. Slowly their ability to unblock energy, aid in maintaining proper seated posture and purify the body became apparent.
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