Types of Yoga
Multiple yoga sects, the important ones are as follows:
KRIYA YOGA: is a preparatory yoga
and enables a person to measure his capability in
the light of his desire to attain SAMADHI (perfect
absorption of thought in one object, particularly
in the light of one's apprehensive troubles (KLESAS).
- KARMA YOGA: provides the means to attain enlightenment
through banal social activities.
HATHA YOGA: is one of the most
popular sects where attainment of higher self is achieved
by physical, physiological and psychological training.
Here, complicated bodily arrangements are practised
for therapeutic purposes amongst many others.
- BHAKTI YOGA: is a yoga system that professes to complete
veneration of personified deities. Deep emotional involvement
is the most important criteria for the success in this sect.
- JNANA YOGA: this path of spiritual realisation through
a speculative philosophical search for truth. This forms
the basis of achieving enlightenment.
- MANTRA YOGA: in which special and sacred words are CHANTED
as principal exercise. MANTRA is a deep devotional incantation.
RAJA YOGA: most popular sect used
as a therapy tool. It emphasis on attaining mental
development, mental self-control by mental practice.
- TANTRIC YOGA: utilises the mystic, but physiological notions
of increasing the psychic power based on power called KUNDALINI,
which are awakened and brought to SAHASTRA centre (Singh,