Process of Anustana Yoga vedanta
Gurudev H.H.Yogacharya Raparthi Rama Rao developed the methodology of Anustana Yoga Vedanta i.e., practical/applied Yoga and Vedanta system, which is an intensive training program suitable for the people of this modern technological society to help transcend the mundane and gain access to the sublime, by maintaining a balance between the two resulting in the development of an integrated personality. Gurudev who attained ‘Self-Realization’ through the system of Yoga under the lineage of illustrious masters, firmly believed basing on his own life-experience that even the very ordinary people can attain the state of Brahman in this very life through concerted effort, constant dedication and sadhana. Gurudev has made further advancement and developments in the fields of Yoga and Vedanta with the sole aim of churning out the practical and applied aspects of both, rendering them most suitable for the present day society. Yogacharya Raparthi Rama Rao has developed AYV with insightful thinking and by making experiments with the traditional path in a scientific manner and made it easy to follow for anybody irrespective of their race, cast, creed, sex, age and also their physical health condition.
Human personality consists of two components viz., body and mind. The practitioner’s body must be of good health, elegant and strong while the mind must be of positive feelings, and possess systematic thinking style and scientific outlook. A person with the harmony of such body and mind can experience the spiritual powers and comprehend divine knowledge which is lying latent. By transcending the mind, one can get rid of sorrow and attain eternal bliss. AYV is a systematic method that trains both the body and the mind, through the applied aspects of Yoga and Vedanta (See Figure). It includes practice of not just one method of yoga but in order to accelerate the rate of development and transformation of an ordinary human being into a realized being, the best of Raja Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, and Mantra yoga are mainly adopted.
Raja yoga in AYV includes the three stages of Taraka, Sankya and Amanaska as detailed in Sri Seetaramanjaneya Samvadam, the unparalleled treatise on yoga. Karma yoga is rendering selfless service by offering the fruits of action to the Almighty and Kundalini yoga is rousing and taming the dormant energy within and moulding it in aiding in the physio-psycho-spiritual transformation.