Definition of raja yoga in US English:

raja yoga


  • A form of Hindu yoga intended to achieve control over the mind and emotions.

    • ‘While raja yoga teaches the yoga of meditation, other forms of yoga can be practiced to realize the Absolute Truth.’
    • ‘Yogi Hari needs no introduction as a successful and proficient teacher of hatha and raja yoga.’
    • ‘These four padas are quite similar to the four yogas of Vedanta: karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga and jnana yoga.’
    • ‘These are bhakti yoga, karma yoga and raja yoga, which certain Smartas teach can also bring enlightenment.’
    • ‘Participants in his courses, based on raja yoga for the mind, have reported a feeling of liberation and peace.’


From Sanskrit, from rājan ‘king’ + yoga.