Where Hatha Yoga ends, there Raja Yoga begins. Hatha Yogi starts his Sadhana with his body and Prana. He practises Asanas and Pranayama and through control of Prana, tries to control the mind. A Raja Yogi starts his Sadhana with the mind. He starts meditation and tries to control the mind
From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was a self-realized Master and a very practical Guru. Following His teachings can lead you to the Absolute.