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Raja Yoga

29 Mar 2023 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

The term ‘Raja’ means the ‘Royal’ or ‘king’ or ‘chief’, and ‘yoga’ means the ‘union’ thus Raja yoga refers to the chief union. Raja Yoga is a state where a practitioner experience of being at its utmost or supreme state of being. In the Shaiva Yogic text, Raja yoga is noted as a goal in which one experiences a calm state of natural peace and serenity. 

Sage Patanjali mentioned Raja yoga as classical Yoga or Sahaja marg (easy way to mukti or liberation) in his yoga sutras.  According to Bhagavad Gita, there are Trimarga or the three paths of realization. Those three paths are mentioned as Karma yoga; which is also known as the Path of action, Bhakti Yoga; which is also known as the path of devotion, and Jnana Yoga; which is known as the path of knowledge. 

Later on, in the 19th century, Swami Vivekananda mentioned Raja Yoga as a fourth path of attainment of liberation. Four paths of liberation Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, and Raja yoga in his book named raja yoga are suitable for four types of human personality active, the emotional, the philosophical, and the mystic respectively. 

The Four Paths of Yoga

Yoga philosophy presents four paths toward enlightenment. It’s sometimes suggested that Raja Yoga is a superior path, because of the confusion caused by the “Yoga of Kings” myth. In truth, all four paths are equal. You can practice any one, or more than one, on your personal journey.

The four paths presented in yoga philosophy are:

  1. Karma Yoga (the Path of duty) 
  2. Bhakti Yoga (the Path of devotion to purity) 
  3. Raja Yoga (the Path of self-control)
  4. Jnana Yoga (the Path of knowledge of Self)

Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga :

Hatha yoga is practiced and its knowledge is needed only to attain the state of Raja yoga or the Samadhi which is mentioned in Hatha yoga pradipika. The practice of Hatha yoga prepares our body for the attainment or the state of Raja yoga thus Raja yoga is not the process but the state being happened. Hatha yoga pradipika further elaborates Raja yoga as being one with the absolute self or dissolution of living self where one’s desires and cravings are dissolved or ended. When you add a spoonful of salt into the water and a moment later salt gets dissolved into water in such a way you can’t separate salt from water likewise raja yoga is a state of union or dissolution or the Samadhi or the sunya. This metaphorical example of salt and water to explain Raja Yoga is mentioned in Hatha yoga pradipika. 

These days Raja yoga as the act of meditation is being practiced by Brahmakumaris in Brahmakumari Ishwariya maha Vidyalaya. Raja yoga is taken as a sahaj marg or the easy way to attain salvation. The meditation taught in Brahmakumari in the name of Raja yoga has nothing to do with the concepts mentioned by Patanjali yoga sutras. 

In your yoga practice journey, you can encounter this term so it’s better to know the concept of Raja yoga. Being in a state of one with the supreme self is known as Raja Yoga. We practice seven limbs of yoga to attain the eighth limb the state of Samadhi or Raja Yoga.

How to Practice

Raja Yoga is considered a challenging practice because it requires consistent self-control. Luckily, it can be practiced at a level that fits your life and circumstance. You could be so moved by yoga philosophy that you decide to become a monk and give up all the chattels of material life. But more likely, you would prefer self-improvement without making such an extreme choice.

In Raja Yoga, there are eight specific practices presented in exact order. Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras, declared that mastering each of these practices in order would lead to enlightenment.

The eight practices of Raja Yoga :

  1. The Yama - five areas to improve self-control and purify your intentions.
  2. The Niyama - five areas in which to purify your habits
  3. Asana - the physical practice to purify your body
  4. Pranayama - practiced using breathing exercises to purify the energy body
  5. Pratyahara - withdrawal from the senses to calm the senses and mind
  6. Dharana - concentration to control the mind
  7. Dhyana - meditation to understand the Self
  8. Samadhi - becoming liberated from the illusions of the outer world. 

The Benefits :

  1. By the dedicated practice of raja yoga, one develops detachment towards worldly objects, our thoughts, and the results of our actions
  2. It develops an understanding of our true nature and leads to the cultivation of inner peace and tranquility.
  3. our character becomes purified, our virtues increase, and our spiritual growth accelerates. 

To understand you can watch this beautiful video about Raja Yoga :


11 Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training Course

20 Jun 2022 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Learning Yoga Teacher Training Course has a great advantage in career perspective as a Yoga teacher. Also, it has many other values in other different ways. Physical improvement and balance, flexibility, mental stability, and a happier lifestyle are some of the benefits we can achieve through this training.

However, the idea of pursuing yoga teacher training among people is not really popular. They have no idea about the significance and importance of yoga teacher training in Nepal courses. So we have listed 11 life-changing benefits of the yoga teacher training course in 2022:

1. Experience of a lifetime:

It is obvious that your yoga teacher training journey will lead you to a place that will really delight you physically and mentally. You can go to a place full of nature (green hills, mountains and so on…) so that you can refresh your mind even after looking at it. You can feel the spiritual vibration around you and within you to activate your whole body and to get the best of everything.

The great benefit of yoga teacher training is that you will love what you are doing, and you will really get paid for it.

2. Deepen your personal practice

Your strong consideration of yoga practices after joining Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal, it will enhance your skill, and confidence and upgrade you to the next level of practice. By learning advanced asanas, techniques, and the history of yoga from our experienced yoga teachers, This Yoga Training Course in Nepal certificate will improve your comfort level with the ancient art, and history which can take decades to master.

3. Learn to embrace change

Make sure you know that a good yoga teacher training course will not only change your view on yoga but also has a positive impact on your life as well. You will be exposed to a natural environment with breathtaking views, interact with many new people from different countries, learn about their cultures, lifestyle and you will discover the true meaning of life and its perspectives, which will eventually make you open-minded, calm, stress-free life and accepting in nature.

4. Connect with the inner self

It is really important to connect with your inner self and the divine world. With breathing, you connect your mind and body. And with meditation, you can dive deeper into your mind, activate your true potential, and know your existence. It is very essential to learn meditation, and breathing techniques and to connect with your deeper inner self before teaching others.

5. Make life-lasting connections

In the Yoga Teacher Training COurse at Himalayan Yoga Academy, you get to interact with new people from all over the world. You learn about each other cultures, and lifestyles and share emotions, love, and knowledge here. So the friendships made during the yoga teacher training course are very special ones. Most of the students say that the human connections they made during this period are stronger and sometimes everlasting.

6. Sense of fulfillment benefit

Being a well-known yoga academy in Nepal, we are familiar with the multi-dimensional aspects of yoga practice and how it benefits us a sense of fulfillment to students who experience physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformations.

7. Problem-solving and team building

In this Yoga teacher training course, the students work together in teamwork and help solve each other problems and difficulties with their own capabilities. They share knowledge, and skills among themselves and help in increasing flexibility with each other support. So this YTTC offers a scope of team activities.

8. Start on your own

Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal program provides students the know-how and strength to pursue their passion for yoga. Some start their own independent classes, while others realize they still have a long way to go.

So this Yoga teacher training Course increases your courage and confidence to follow your upcoming steps in a comfortable way.

9. Bring structure consistency

Joining a yoga teacher training course teach you a structural and systematic way of learning and delivers the best learning environment there is to master yoga. You will be provided with the book and structural and systematic content.

10. Dig deeper into philosophy

You must know that yoga is not only about the fitness and asanas practices but there are lots of philosophies you really need to know about. Yamas, niyamas, nadis, and many theories of Ayurveda are just a few topics to soak during the yoga teacher training. After joining YTTC, most yoga practitioners realized that philosophy is a must to know the real meaning of yoga and to be truly advanced in yoga.

11. Get familiar with yogic theories

Besides, digging deeper into yoga philosophy, the yoga teacher training course will make you familiar with important yogic theories and texts, By providing the context behind the ancient history of yoga, philosophies, and practices, the real meaning of yoga, and the first evolution of yoga in the world.

Yoga has become very popular all over the world and its influence is definitely growing. As more and more people will discover the health and spiritual benefits of Yoga, the need for qualified yoga teachers will keep on growing.

Whether you decide to pursue a Yoga teacher course recreationally or professionally, yoga teacher training will definitely change your aspects of life.

Here, at Himalayan Yoga Academy, we focus on our yoga teacher training course in Nepal for students to learn to the fullest. They will learn everything so can get every benefit we have talked about so far.

This course will guide them in every part of their life. We always will focus on imparting the students the most authentic and traditional yoga knowledge to everyone.

Nepal is Open Now

7 Nov 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Namaste from Himalayan Yoga Academy!

We have had many exciting changes in the last year and would like to share them with you, including - moving into an all inclusive retreat center location - with a spa-like setting and offerings, bordered on the edge of the Nepalese jungle in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Travel and tourism has resumed to Nepal at this time, and we are booking onsite training and retreat packages again!  Please visit www.himalayanyoganepal.com to see our beautiful new facility and, also, we are now offering ONLINE Healing Meditation, regular yoga classes with counseling and Yoga Instructor training for those who are limited in their ability to travel, this is new!

We are aware that many people in this world are going through stressful and hopeless times currently, and/or may be in a transition phase in their life looking for new opportunities.  The world needs more love, light and healing energy - now more than ever - Are you being called to your healing path? And, more importantly, will you answer? I cannot respond, you must listen with your heart.

In response this, and especially for our past guests and students - We would like to invite you to find respite, or new skills during this time, in one of our program offerings or to gain additional certifications in Advanced Yoga Instructor Training, Yoga Continuing Education Training, Reiki, Singing Bowl or other certifications.

We do offer and facilitate both educational and relaxation retreats, including trekking to sites such as Everest Base Camp, the Annapurna Mountains, and relaxations - all set in the warmth and beautiful climate of Nepal.

Do not worry, our retreat center is inclusive, secure, healthy and safe - the health and safety of our guests is our number one priority.  We are a sanctuary during these times, and welcome any and everyone who may benefit from our offerings. Additionally we are offering special pricing for returning guests and students - Please reach out to learn more.

Please, reach out to learn more, or, just to check in - we miss, care and love you deeply and still.

Hari Om!

Guru: Swami Yog Subodh - Himlilayan Yoga Academy

Here are the packages currently being offered.

Yoga Tour & Trek Packages

-Pikey Peak Yoga Trek

-Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek

-6 Nights 7 Days Yoga Tour and Trek in Valley Rim

-10 Days 9 Nights Ghorepani Poonhill Yoga Trek

-10 Days 9 Nights Nepal Yoga Tour Package

-9 Days/8 Nights Valley Rim Yoga Hiking & Trek

Yoga Teacher Training and Certifications in Nepal

-200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – 26 Days

-300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTT) – 36 Days

-Singing Bowl Training

-Singing Bowl Advance Course – 8 Days 7 Nights

-Singing Bowl Professional Course 5 Days 4 Nights

-Singing Bowl Introduction Course -1 day (8 Hours)

Reiki Training Course

-Reiki Third Degree

-Reiki Second Degree

-Reiki First Degree

Yoga Ayurveda & Panchakarma

-Ayurveda Lifestyle – 42 Days 41 Nights

-Ayurveda & Panchakarma – Course 28 Days 27 Nights

-Introduction of Ayurveda – 7 Days 6 Nights

Many more offerings! Please check our website.

Online Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

7 Jun 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Himalayan Yoga Academy has started online yoga teacher training with certification.We will run this course in order to spread the yoga knowledge during this pandemic as well.We will fully focus on providing the best practical and theoritical knowledge of yoga through online platforms. So that students could totally get best out of it.So the Highlights of our Online Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal are as follows:

Highlights of the 200h Yoga Teacher Training

  1. International 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification
  2. Our yoga instructor certification courses are of outstanding quality, marked by excellence and attention to detail. They are the most through and comprehensive ones you will find
  3. The training is not only suitable for aspiring yoga teachers but also for those who simply want to learn more about yoga and develop a stronger self-practice
  4. 200-hour advanced virtual yoga teacher training
  5. On-demand training released every week
  6. Private training accountability group
  7. Weekly live Google Meet or Zoom Sessions.
  8. Self-paced: can be completed in an intensive 2 weeks or longer
  9. Live online sessions will be held over Zoom or Google Meet
  10. Online sessions' time zone: UTC or London time
  11. Yoga Styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin , Bhakti. Asthnga
  12. Study Materials through Google Classroom

So, due to this pandemic, we will be starting this course in very budget price.So every people can afford it and get the best knowledge and skills from best teachers in very best prices.

How the Online Yoga Teacher training in Nepal works :

The training will be held online via Zoom or Google Meet. Kindly make sure you have a webcam or smart phone with a camera. You can use your iPad or other mobile devices to complete this training. You will have live training option with Yoga guru for certain classes, all of the core training and learning material will be available on-demand. You will be able to access your courses 24/7 on any of your mobile devices, desktop, or laptop. You can take this course based on real time or at your own pace that suits your schedule from 3 weeks and extends it as you like.

Price : $ 700 per person

Certification : Yoga Alliance.

More about our 200 hr Online Yoga Course

Seats for Yoga Teacher Training in April 2020

14 Feb 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

By Swami Yog Subodh

We have successfully graduated hundreds of teachers in our 19 years of offering 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings. Yoga on High's Program prepares you to teach intelligently sequenced, safe, and well-rounded classes to a variety of students. We have seats for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in April 2020

We focus - Hatha, Mantra Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga with elements of teaching beginners, special populations and therapeutics or Vinyasa, with elements of power styles, slow flow and fusion. Since 2001, Yoga on High has graduated some of the top yoga teachers in Ohio. Join our family and become part of this history! Introductory session are Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Dhyana Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.

Teach yourself and others to live your power on and off the mat. Find your voice in front of a room as you learn class sequences, fundamental teaching formulas, alignment and anatomy, demos and assists, history and philosophy of yoga, self study and more. Earn a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification.

Seats Remaning For April Intake of YTTC

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum includes:

  • Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
  • Principles of anatomy and physiological speed
  • Science and art of sequencing
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Need of Industrial and technological human lifestyle and formating the yoga project
  • How to observe bodies, need accessment,
  • Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivating your voice
  • How to teach on the basis of chance and challenge
  • Confidence-building through practice teaching
  • Yoga history and philosophy

Himalayan Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this yoga teacher training in nepal program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).

In a 200-hour course, you will not only practice but also learn in-depth about yoga poses–how to execute the poses correctly according to your own physical abilities. You will practice yoga for at least two hours daily, so you come to really understand the mechanics of the poses and what they entail. Your physical health and strength will improve as well.

Note: Singing Bowl sound healing and Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage -1, Sauna Steam, Hiking Yoga are complement.

Wanna Join a Singing Bowl (Dwani Paatro) Advance Course | Special Offer |

21 Oct 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Training: Singing Bowl Advance Course

Singing Bowl Advance Course Main Highlights

The singing bowl is a musical instrument that is used for healing, relaxation, and meditation purposes originated in Nepal as a utensil used for domestic purposes, and later on, it became popular in Tibet and India as well. We make this course, especially for healing, meditation purposes, and the path of the spiritual journey. You will be able to teach the introductory and professional courses as well.

What are Nepalese Singing Bowls used for? Why Singing Bowl Advance Course

Used within meditations and physical healing the bowls’ characteristic blend of harmonic resonances is used as a vibration tool to induce stress reduction, chakra balancing energy synchronization, and spontaneous healing. They effectively alter consciousness into a peaceful and expansive meditative state. Participants report a fundamental shift in their view of phenomenon space, accentuated clarity of mind and body, enhanced creativity, and a sense of peace and well-being.


  • Accommodation; Attached Bathroom with Hot & Cold shower
  • Towel and slippers
  • 3 vegetarian or Vegan meals daily (Cultural Food on Festivals & Rituals)
  • Daily herbal tea as mentioned above
  • 2 Yoga sessions per day including a yoga mat
  • Drinking water
  • 1 therapy session in a week
  • Library of Yoga Literature
  • Pick up/drop off


  • All excursions out of the center including meals taken off-site
  • All personal expenses
  • Extra meals (available at an extra charge)
  • Laundry (available at an extra charge)
  • Extra Therapies (available at an extra charge)
  • Check-out time is 2 pm.
  • Laundry service


For itinerary, please visit our official page for this trek package :

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