The Yoga Sutra formulates the Raja Yoga path, in Integral Yoga the different yoga paths form a system of holistic development of all facets of the human being. We work in parallel on the different areas of our being in order to approach the great goal of Yoga.
The Raja Yoga is rooted in a classical text of the master Patanjali, who formulated the “Yoga Sutra” about 2000 years ago. Since yoga is about universal principles, the concrete yoga paths naturally have correspondences. Thus all psychological and therapeutic approaches in the Yoga system can be classified under the path of Raja Yoga. The individual verses of the Yoga Sutra are each very compactly summarized wisdom and are of amazing topicality.
Raja Yoga – the royal road
Most important not only in Raja Yoga but on the spiritual path in general is certainly the stable foundation of the Yamas and Niyamas, which forms a clear foundation for the path. The basic ethical and moral values form the character, clear the mind and give support. Without this foundation, we cannot open ourselves to the higher levels of consciousness, and we would only harm ourselves with the techniques to achieve these. Thus, in my opinion, the emphasis should always be placed on following these recommendations.