Patanjali Maharishi's Raja Yoga Sutras are a comprehensive manual for exploring and mastering our thoughts.
It’s classic writing and a complete guide to practice of meditation in its physical, mental and spiritual aspects.
It is a great source for western yoga students, especially in the area of yoga psychology, being the oldest psychology in the world.
Swami Durgananda's practical and dynamic comments come from lectures she gave during the training of advanced teachers in March 2001. They are the fruit of the inspiration received from the great yogis and saints Sri Swami Sivananda and Sri Swami Vishnudevananda, as well as over thirty years
of teaching and intense personal practice.
After an intense spiritual quest in India and North America, Swami Durgananda is initiated and trained in yoga by Sri Swami Vishnudevananda (1927-1993), the founder of the Sivananda International Yoga Centers and Ashrams Vedanta. She is one of his oldest and closest pupils and accompanied him
in many trips to both the East and the West.
Swami Durgananda created the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in Europe, according to
the will of his Master. Swami Vishnudevananda guided her individually
during her training as a yoga teacher and conferred on her the title of Yoga Acharya,
making her one of his main spiritual successors.
By her deep intuition, Swami Durgananda guides many people on their spiritual path, combining teachings on meditation, psychology yoga, nutrition, positive thinking, mythology and oriental philosophy.