Invigorate Your Heart and Mind

There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism


Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the West, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century with his adaptation of yoga tradition, excluding asanas.


The origins of the Classical Yoga tradition are unclear, though early discussions of the term appear in the Upanishads.


State of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.


In keeping with the biomedical perspective, early definitions of health focused on the theme of the body.


Practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind.


Location where mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes seawater) is used to give medicinal baths


Biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. (also nutrition science)

Techniques of Controlling the Body & the Mind

Mental exercise (such as concentrating on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.

In modern psychological research, meditation has been defined and characterized in a variety of ways.

A Disciplined Method for Attaining a Goad

Some of the difficulty in precisely defining meditation has been in recognizing the particularities of the many various traditions.

Christian meditation is sometimes taken to mean the middle level in a broad three stage characterization of prayer: it then involves.

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About Us

The Meditation Center serves as a resource of the Himalayan Tradition, which was established in the West by H.H. Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas. The ancient methods taught in this tradition underlie the variety of meditation systems found in all faiths. Raja Yoga not only includes the physical postures and stretches that people often refer to as yoga, but also includes efficient breathing, control of the senses, enhanced concentration, the cultivation of personally healthy habits, training in social relationships, and higher stages of meditation.

Raja Yoga is particularly well suited to this culture since Americans like to experiment with techniques that increase their effectiveness and productivity. Raja Yoga encourages students to engage in personal experimentation, guided by skilled teachers, to improve insight and capacity through practical techniques that have proven worthwhile to thousands of students over the centuries.