Monday, June 3, 2013

Types of Yoga

The science of yoga helps us to keep the body as a temple so that it becomes as clean as the soul. There are various paths by which we can reach the ultimate goal, the sight of the soul.

Raja Yoga –The Science of mind
It helps to balances energy throughout mind and body and gives the pleasant sense of well being. It is rightly the 'Raja' (or king) of yoga. It focusses on scientific aspects of personality thereby explaining individual growth and differences through the science of chakras. Different types of meditations are just a small subset of the holistic 'Raja Yoga'.
Jnana Yoga – The science of intelligence
It helps one withdraw mind and emotions from perceiving life and work towards transformation and enlightment.

Karma Yoga – The science of duty
Helps one surrender selfish motives and dedicate actions and thoughts to the absolute.
Hatha Yoga – The science of will
It helps to balance mind and body via physical postures or "asanas", purification practices, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation.

Bhakti Yoga
It is the most natural path for seeking emotional fulfillment and well being by means of devotion, faith, and love.
Laya Yoga
It helps alter one's normal awareness of self by focusing on hearing an internal, mystic sound. The mind will become steady and absorbed in the sound on which it focuses.
Mantra Yoga
It gives instruction in the knowledge of mantra results in the fusion of mental and physical energy with cosmic energy and makes the practitioner ready for Samadhi state.
Tantra Yoga
It is designed to awaken the kundalini energy in the body and addressing relationships and sexuality through rituals. It focuses on dynamic aspect of divinity called Shakti.

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