This book, first published in 1922, examines the science of Râja Yoga. All the orthodox systems of Indian philosophy point to one goal, the liberation of the soul through perfection – and the method to attain this is through Yoga. This book presents lectures on Yoga, delivered to a western audience view to explaining Indian philosophy; the lectures are accompanied by the Sutras (aphorisms) of Patanjali, along with an explanatory commentary.
1. Introductory 2. The First Steps 3. Prana 4. The Psychic Prana 5. The Control of the Psychic Prana 6. Pratyahara and Dharana 7. Dhyana and Samdahi 8. Raja Yoga in Brief
This nine-volume set reprints valuable early works introducing the philosophy and practices of Yoga to a Western audience, and provides key analysis by some of its leading practitioners. Indian, Taoist and Buddhist yogas are examined, and their relation to the West, including Christianity.