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Doubts about veritiblity of modern Kundalini Yoga & Shaktipat [closed]

Are modern Kundalini Yogis scammers? We know that Puri Shankaracharya of Govardhan Math Puri is the spiritual & religious successor of Adi Shankaracharya, and he has an expertise and mastery of ...
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Are the four paths incompatible with Pantanjali's Yoga?

According to Hinduism: Yoga is means, and the four major marga (paths) discussed in Hinduism are: Bhakti Yoga (the path of love and devotion), Karma Yoga (the path of right action), Rāja Yoga (the ...
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What are some breathing techniques or pranayama mentioned by Vivekananda

I was going through the book, "Raj Yoga" by vivekanada, and i found a breathing technique, where he mentions that the practitioner should inhale for 4 beats, hold the breath for 8, and exhale for 4 ...
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Which is the correct counting while breathing for Prāṇāyāma in Rajayoga?

Prāṇāyāma is one of the eight step of Yoga. Though it has very deeper concept of realizing cosmic energy and probably controlling it, for beginner the method of harmonizing breathing is introduced as ...
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For normal people, is a guru needed or recommended to get Raja Yoga?

Consider the following excerpt from the preface of Raja-Yoga by Swami Vivekananda In the first part some simple and specific directions are given for the student who want to practise, but all ...
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Kechari Mudra and Khechari vidhya going beyond placing the tongue in the nasopharynx (10th gate)

The Krishna-Yajur veda, yoga-kundalini upanishad talks about the tongue after entering the nasopharynx and resting comfortably in front of the nasal septum going much further before Khechari mudra ...
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Does time to awake kundalini depend on the sins of the individual?

Does the quantity (magnitude) of sins of an individual affect the time to awake kundalini for a beginner?
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Is it allowed to eat non vegetarian food while doing Raja Yoga?

In the chapter II : THE FIRST STEPS of Raja-Yoga non-killing is one of the requirement of Yama step Râja-Yoga is divided into eight steps. The first is Yama — non-killing, truthfulness, non-...
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Does the time spent in Samadhi and waking up from Samadhi depend on the person's will?

Vivekananda states the difference between sleeping and Samadi in the following lines from CHAPTER VII: DHYANA AND SAMADHI of Raja Yoga. In short, sleeping does not cause any change in knowledge but ...
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Is married person eligible to practice Raja Yoga?

In his book of Raja Yoga, Vivekananda says the following Lines in chapter II Râja-Yoga is divided into eight steps. The first is Yama — non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and ...
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Are all Samadhis are required in order OR can be practiced irrespective of each other? [closed]

In Yog sutra Patanjali mentioned 10 types of samadhis : Seems all are related and are inter-related to each other. So questions arise in my mind are: Is there any text that suggest the order in ...
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In the lectures by Swami Vivekananda on “Raja Yoga”, Why is there no mention of 'Ajna'?

In the following lecture snippet, the term 'Ajna' is missing; but I am not sure, why? Is there any specific reason, for which he did not mention it? To open that Suṣumnâ is the prime object of the ...