Raja Yoga: ancient yoga in modern life
Raja yoga is one of the yoga techniques that follow the eight limbs. It is a modern form of an ancient yoga, and much can be gained if one meticulously follows the rules of this form. One of the identifying characteristics of this yoga is the pondering of the questions regarding the meaning of life and the answers thereto.
There is also an inclusion of physical exercise in this yoga, and one must be able to complete several poses that are designed to help the student achieve the objectives of Raja Yoga. Some of the poses that you can find under this yoga include the following: Raja meditation exercise under the supervision of an instructor (but in case you have experience with this you can practice on your own).
There are many different methods that one can use when meditating, and the student can always find a lot of information regarding this topic on the Internet.
The lotus pose is another pose designed to facilitate optimal meditation. This is a little more complex than meditation alone, since it requires the holding of a balance pose.
There are other poses that one should learn under this form of yoga but it is always recommended to have a qualified instructor who can help with more complex asana poses, especially when one has no experience in yoga. Also raja yoga is very risky, as a person may not be able to fully utilize their flow of energy, which could work against him or her and therefore should be done with care.