Today let's know more about Raja yoga. Raja yoga which is one of 6 yoga types was both the goal of yoga and a method to attain it. Raja Yoga meditation is a form of meditation that’s mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita and subsequently popularized in the 19th century by Swami Vivekananda when he gave his interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in his book Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga meditation is a form of meditation that is accessible to people of all backgrounds. This is a type of meditation without any rituals or mantras and can be practiced at any time. You will be surprised to know that Raja yoga meditation is done with open eyes. Yes, it's true and this makes this method of meditation versatile, simple and easy to practice. Raja yoga has variously been called Astanga yoga, Royal yoga, Royal union, Sahaja marg, and Classical yoga. It is easy to do, just find a calm place, sit down comfortably with your eyes open, gently look at a particular point in the room or outside. Ensure that you avoid stressing the eyes by staring. Putting a candle in front of you would be preferable, concentrate on any one deep thought and maintain peace. You can sit as long as you want to and you can also play some slow music in the background. Make sure your thoughts are slow and deep and you breathe naturally.