It is the perfect blend of spiritual upliftment and physical exhilaration. The primary purpose of Ananda Yoga is to raise one’s level of consciousness.
Here in the west Hatha Yoga has become quite popular. But Hatha Yoga was never intended to be practiced as it’s own separate system. It is not a separate form or “path” of yoga. It is only the physical branch of Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga, “the royal yoga”, has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a direct and scientific method for attaining ones highest potential on all levels.