Dharma Yoga

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Sri Dharma Mittra developed and refined a style of yoga that was taught to him by his guru, Sri Swami Kailashananda Maharaj. Dharma Yoga is a classical form of Raja Yoga, or the path of introspection. The path, like other forms of yoga, follows Patanjali’s ashtanga yoga which the sadhika must progressively master on the path to self-realization. The steps are as follows in order: yamas (self restraints), niyamas (self observances), asanas (postures), pranayama (regulation of prana through breath control), pratyahara (inward turning, turning away from the outside world), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (identification with pure consciousness). Sri Dharma Mittra developed a series of classes for different levels of yoga practitioners. Each class is ended with pranayama and a short meditation. Dharma classes, like a sweet nectar, are once playful and reverent: a type of Leela Yoga & Bhakti Yoga combined. You must experience it for yourself to fully understand.