The Many Types of Yoga

There are many forms of Yoga which is been laid out by many Saints who have coined the perfect solution to our day-to-day problems. Yoga would be an ultimate solution which would relieve one’s health and mental issues. Keeping our body fit can be obtained by performing basic Asanas and Pranayama techniques. Seeking the knowledge and obtaining enlightenment about the mighty God is related with our mind. The practitioner can adapt to any form of Yoga as per his lifestyle, caliber etc. Given below are some of the Yoga paths that can be adopted by any Yoga practitioner depending on his requirement.


Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga mainly focuses on enlightenment within one’s mind. Kriya Yoga achieves this particular stage by ensuring its practitioner is aware of every stage that he goes thru. Kriya Yoga emphasizes on awareness. Kriya itself means “action” in Sanskrit.

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga is one of the best “School of thoughts” that can be adapted by anyone despite their cultural differences. A person who cannot adapt to common Yoga or is not comfortable with meditation or Pranayama can seek enlightenment by getting into Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti Yoga mainly concentrates on devotion or faith towards any God or Religion.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is considered as one of the supreme state of Yoga. It is one of the powerful Yoga techniques to seek enlightenment. In Kundalini process one has to sit in a meditative pose as per the teachings of the Yoga Instructor and one must invoke the energy from the bottom of the spine towards the head. Once the energy reaches the head (Sahasrara Chakra) one can seek wisdom. There are few chakras within one’s body. In the process of Kundalini the energy goes inside all the charkas and finally reaches the head (Sahasrara Chakra)

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga mostly concentrates on self-realization within one’s mind with the aid of meditation, Asanas and pranayama. This particular type of Yoga is considered as the highest state of Yoga. “Raja” means king. This can be termed as the King of Yoga.

Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga is for intellectuals. This is for people who have got immense patience to examine the ancient scriptures and hymns. And must implement the same knowledge within one’s mind and must understand his state of realization about the scriptures. He must meditate towards seeking knowledge and hence would obtain enlightenment.

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga is mainly associated with service towards humanity or other living creatures without any expectations or returns. This particular school of thoughts is called as “Karma Yoga”. Any person has to do Karma Yoga at one point of time in his life for the well-being of his own society.

Hatha Yoga

Ha means Sun and Tha means Moon. This particular form of Yoga concentrates on flow of positive and negative energy in one’s body involving basic Yoga Asanas and pranayama. With the assistance of both (pranayama and asana) the energy flow is regulated in our body. This particular form of Yoga is popular in the Western World.