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Know the Definition of Yoga and Some Types of Yoga

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Definition of Yoga

The word 'Yoga' comes from the Sanskrit word, yuj. Yoga is an Asian art based on the harmonizing system of development for our body, mind, and spirits. The continued practice leads you to a feeling of sense of peace and unwillingness as also feeling a being at one with the environment.

Some Types of Yoga

Gyan Yoga

Gyan yoga is referred to the path of knowledge, it is self-liberation on through the pursuit of intellectual knowledge. Gyan is knowledge and particularly knowledge insuperable about reality or supreme being.


Karma Yoga

Karma yoga is also called the 'Yoga of Action'. It is a form of yoga based on the teachings of the Gita. Karma yoga is the process of achieving perfection in subfunctions in selfless action. It is primarily the practice of selfless service to humanity whereby a spiritual attempts to give their actions selflessly without hoping for selfness.


Ashtanga Yoga

The Ashtanga Vinayasana is often promoted as the modern-day form of Classical Indian Yoga. Ashtanga yoga means 8 limbs or Branches of which Asana or Physical yoga pastures in one branch breath or Pranayama is another. The 1st and 2nd limbs are Yama's and Niyams. They are given a special emphasis take practiced in conjunction with 3rd and 4th limbs. The 8 limbs or Branches of Ashtanga Yoga are:-

  • Yama
  • Niyam
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharma
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi
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Bhakti Yoga

It is a spiritual path or practice within Hinduism/Hindustan focused on the cultivation of love and devotion toward God. It is often considered by Hindus to be the easiest way for ordinary people to contain a spiritually liberated state. Its practices are not regular as most other Yogic schools.

“Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.”

— By Swami Vivekanand

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