Raja Yoga

Raja  means “royal” and meditation is the focal point of this branch of yoga. This approach involves strict adherence to the eight “limbs” of yoga as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. As with all branches of yoga, these eight limbs can also be found in many other branches of yoga. And as with a living tree, […]

Branches of Yoga

In ancient times yoga was often referred to as a tree, a living entity with roots, a trunk, branches, blossoms and fruit. Here in the west, hatha yoga is the most popular and often associated with “traditional” yoga. But it is only one of six branches, the others including raja, karma, bhakti, jnana and tantra. Each […]