National Yoga Awareness: Body & Soul
A Balanced Role
- Breathing (mind)
- Spirit (meditation)
- Exercise (Body)
Six Branches of Yoga
1. Hatha Yoga
- Use physical poses / Asana
- Breathing Technique (Pranayama) and meditation to achieve better health as well as spirituality.
If you would like to have peaceful mind and healthy body, it will be your best choice.
2. Bhakti Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga is the path most followed in India. This is the path of the heart and devotion.
- Bhakti Yoga teaches a person to have devotion to the “One” or to Brahma by developing a person’s love and acceptance for all things.
3. Raja Yoga
- Raja Means “royal”
- Raja Yoga is based on the teachings of the Eight Limbs of Yoga found in the Yoga sutras.
- A Raja Yogi sees the self as central, and as such, respect to oneself and for all creation are vital to this path.
If you wish to learn discipline, then Raja Yoga would perfectly suit that need.
4. Jnana Yoga
- Jnana Yoga is the path of Yoga that basically deals with the mind, and as such, it focuses on man’s intelligence.
- Jnana Yogis consider wisdom and intellect as important and they aim to unify the two to surpass limitations
Since they wish to gain knowledge, they are open to other philosophies and religion for they believe that an open and rational mind is crucial in knowing the spirit.
5. Karma Yoga
- Karma Yoga is the path of service.
- It is believed that your present situation is based on your past actions.
- You are choosing a future that is free from negativity and selfishness.
Karma Yogis change their attitude towards the good and in the process, change their souls, which leads to a change in their destiny.
6. Tantra Yoga
- It’s about using vituals to experience what is sacred.
- Although Sex is a part of it, Sex isn’t the whole part of it.
- Tantra Yogis must possess certain qualities like purity, humility, devotion, dedication to his Guru, cosmic love and truthfulness among other things.