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The Royal Path: Practical Lessons on Yoga

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Swami Rama

The Royal Path is an enduring classic, and one of the clearest and most inspiring introductions to yoga science and Raja Yoga available in English. Whether our goal is improved health, emotional balance, enhanced creativity, or spiritual exploration, the practices Swami Rama describes here hold the key.

In The Royal Path, Swamiji introduces us to the ancient yogic techniques as they were practiced by those who attained the highest goal of life: samadhi. In this step-by-step program, Swami Rama outlines the basic physical exercises, mental disciplines, and ethical commitments of Raja Yoga, the Royal Path to self-transformation and enlightenment. An excellent accompaniment to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Royal Path is both a practical and informative look at the science, structure, and philosophy of Raja Yoga.

The Royal Path will take you on a systematic journey through the eight limbs of classical yoga:

  • The Yamas (restraints)
  • The Niyamas (observances)
  • Asana (postures)
  • Pranayama (breath control)
  • Pratyahara (sense withdrawal)
  • Dharana (concentration)
  • Dhyana (meditation)
  • Samadhi (absorption)

About the Author

Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was one of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century. His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. Swami Rama was born in northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952 he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States and established the Himalayan Institute. Learn more about Swami Rama’s teachings in the Wisdom Library.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-893891527
Paperback
143 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

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