Different Types Of Yoga


Different Types Of Yoga

To come out of lust for power, material greed, sensual pleasure, selfishness, passion for wealth and all materialistic desires is possible, if one practices the very principles of Yoga in the right earnest. Yoga transmutes animal nature into divine nature and raises a Sadhaka to the Pinnacle of divine glory and Splendour.

Four Paths Of Yoga

  1. Karma yoga is suitable for a man who is active and selfless.
  2. Bhakti yoga is for a man who is emotional and devotional in nature.
  3. Raja Yoga is for a man of mystic temperament and
  4. Jnana Yoga for a man of rational and philosophical temperament or inquiry.

Karma Yoga is the way of selfless service. A man who has put himself on the path of service and is least bothered of its outcome is called the Karma-Yogi. His every is done with a feeling as if he is an instrument in the hands of the Lord and doing all the work for Him. Bhakti Yoga is the path of complete devotion to the Lord. He who seeks the union with Lord through selfless love or devotion is called a Bhakti-Yogi. Raja Yoga is the king of all Yogas. It concerns directly with the mind. He who seeks to have union with the Lord through mysticism is called a Raja-Yogi. Jnana Yoga is the path of wisdom. He who seeks to unite himself with the Lord through philosophy and inquiry is called the Jnana-Yogi.

Other Popular Types Of Yoga

  • Hatha yoga is the path of controlling the prana and the physical body. Asan, pranayama, mudra, bandh, and Shatkarma constitute the Hath Yoga. It is a Yoga of Cleansing and is the most popular Yoga today.
  • Mantra Yoga is the path of reciting mantras of God.
  • Laya Yoga is the path of dissolution of the mind, through hearing the Anahata sounds.
  • Kundalini Yoga is the path of awakening Kundalini and joining it with Lord Shiva in the Sahasrara Chakra and is most popular among those who want to evolve fast.
  • Lambika Yoga is the path of controlling prana through Khechari mudra.

All yogas culminate in Gyan Yoga. Vedanta alone is the Crowning Glory of all Yogas. All Yogas meet in one place – God.

About the author

Mahendra Kumar Vyas

Mahendra Vyas, with parental home at Jodhpur and born to Late Shri Goverdhan Lal Vyas and Shrimati Sharda Vyas, did Civil Engineering from M.B.M.Engineering College, Jodhpur. Shifted to Mumbai after completing engineering and worked with Sanjay Narang's Mars Group and Aditya Birla Group. With an inclination to spirituality and service, joined the Yoga stream and became a part of Yoga Niketan, Goregaon (west) in 2002 and since then practicing and imparting Yoga knowledge at Yoga Niketan and different corporates.

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