Raja means royal or kingly. Raja
yoga meditation is generally based on directing ones life force to bring the mind
and emotions so into balance that the attention may be easily focused on the object of
meditation, or the Lord directly.
force is directed to move up and down the spine until it is balanced and the mind and
emotions are serenely content. Then awareness is generally directed to move forward into a
point in the center of the lower forehead. This meditation point, which is about half an
inch above where the eyebrows meet, is called ajna, or the third eye.
When the energy is balanced throughout the brain and body and easily moving forward in
the area of the third eye, your mind becomes very calm. While your mind is not passive, it
is free of meaningless thoughts, worries, and the bric-a-brac of the subconscious mind.
This state usually gives you a very pleasant sense of well
being and your mind seems filled with a velvety darkness.