Yoga's history is over two thousand years old, which
is why it has greatly, developed over time resulting in
many practices and branches.
Each branch is developed to serve different needs and
purposes but, generally they all serve the purpose of
harmonizing and identifying the equilibrium between body
and mind. In this article we present a closer look at
different yoga branches.
Anyone interesting in increasing well being should
direct himself to the practice of hatha yoga. This
branch is considered to be one of the primary forms of
modern physical therapy. Aside from meditation, which is
common of all yoga branches, hatha yoga teaches a series
of important postures (known as asanas) and breathing
exercises (known as pranayamas).
Another common and appreciated branch of yoga is the
karma yoga that promotes the principle that all that
happens is a consequence of previous actions. As a
result, karma yoga encourages its practitioners to try
and eliminate all negativism and selfishness from their
present, in order to avoid dealing with them in the
future. Karma yoga should be practiced daily, including
while at work, and activities should be carried out with
the goal of helping others.
Raja Yoga is a branch of yoga that places a great accent
on meditation. This is also known as classical yoga.
Raja yoga is a more complex form of training and
generally begins with hatha yoga, in order to prepare
the body for more advanced stages. Studies show that
people attracted to this branch are generally more
introspective and interested in profound meditation.
Various religious groups devote themselves to this path,
which is close to a monastic or contemplative lifestyle.
Jnana yoga is a branch of yoga directed to scholars and
implies a development of the intellect through the study
of yoga tradition scripts and texts. It is known to the
yoga of the hear and wisdom. It is described as the most
difficult of all yoga practices but is also one of the
most direct and challenging paths.
Bhatki yoga is another popular branch that promotes and
sustains the idea of devotion. The main message
transmitted by this path is that there is something
divine in any form of creation. Thus, it is important to
tolerate, accept and respect all forms of life.
These are only a few of the various yoga branches or
paths. The important thing to remember is that anyone
can find a yoga practice that is able to suit his needs
of finding the inner equilibrium and peace.
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