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4 Paths of Yoga

The 4 yoga paths

For the integral development of body, mind and soul, yoga recommends combining the following four main practices:

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga is the path of action and suits people with active temperaments. Performing actions selflessly – without thinking of success or reward – purifies the heart and reduces the ego. Karma Yoga is the best way to prepare oneself for silent meditation.

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and is perfect for people who are emotional by nature. Through prayer, worship and ritual, one comes to see the Divine as the embodiment of love. Chanting mantras is an essential part of Bhakti Yoga.
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Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga is the yoga of wisdom or knowledge is most suitable for intellectual people. The philosophy of Vedanta teaches analytical self-enquiry into one’s own true nature, with the goal of recognising the Supreme Self in oneself and in all beings.

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga is the science of controlling body and mind. The asanas (body postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) from Hatha Yoga are an integral part of this yoga path. The main practice of Raja Yoga is silent meditation, where bodily and mental energies are gradually transformed into spiritual energy.

Peace of Mind is Happiness

Peace of Mind is HappinessSwami Dharmananda is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram.   View Profile >"Health is Wealth, Peace of Mind is Happiness, Yoga shows the Way" ...

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Yoga Training to Uplift Yourself

Yoga Training to Uplift Yourself

We have been instructed to first put the oxygen mask on ourselves in case of emergency on a flight, then put it on others who can not do it themselves.
In the same manner, you need to uplift yourself and help yourself first before helping others.

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Yoga and Healing

Yoga and Healing

This podcast is an a webinar by Swami Sitaramananda from 2016.  Swamiji discusses Yoga and Healing and how holistic healing of body, mind, and spirit can happen through the practice of yoga asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation.

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What is the Meaning of life?

What is the Meaning of life?

Swami Sivananda says that Life is an expression of something higher.  Life is joy, life is a conscious stream, life is a voyage. 

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Steps to Peace of Mind

Steps to Peace of Mind

This podcast is a webinar by Swami Sita from 2013 on steps to peace of mind and how it is like a lake with waves.

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Karma, Dharma, and Sadhana

Karma, Dharma, and Sadhana

This life is a karmic life. We are very restless beings and are bound by our karma. Karma means action or more specifically our thoughts and desires.

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How to Progress on the Spiritual Path

How to Progress on the Spiritual Path

In this podcast, Swami Sitaramananda will explain the criteria to determine if you are progressing and what the point of progressing is. In our life we want to develop and grow our potential.

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