So this, I hope, gives you some ideas as regards the different paths that are available to you on this Yoga Journey for Life.
There are other paths that are not considered classical. Such a path is the path of Tantric Yoga. In the West this is considered to do with the practice of sex but it has more to do with the worship of the Divine Feminine and exploring how to embody that energy within yourself.
Now having explored the Paths of Yoga the next part of the journey is to explore the steps you will take on this journey into the light of your astonishing Being. The steps refer to styles and types of yoga practice available that form the foundation for integration of the personal self with the universal Self
Yoga is the union of the self with the Self through the self – Patanjali
When Yoga was first introduced to the West there was only the practice of Hatha Yoga available.
At the time of my living in Northern Ireland it was declared by the unenlightened and self-declared Reverend Ian Paisley as, “The work of the Devil.” For a long time I used to have to listen to his rantings when he had a Mission tent in the field behind our house.
Now there are many more versions of Hatha Yoga to suit different personalities. Each has at their core the practice of Hatha Yoga.
I will be sharing more details as regards the various styles and types of yoga available as from May 2019. To assist you in navigating this article I list below the menu of the different paths.
Outline for 6 Paths of Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
- Karma Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Jnana Yoga
- Raja Yoga
- Japa Yoga
I hope that you will be encouraged to commit to integrating the personal that you think you are with the Universal that is the REALITY of who you truly are.
This is the real purpose of Yoga which means “union.” In this way you will KNOW that, “I am blessed and can bless” W. B. Yeats (Vacillation IV). Let it be so for you. Let it be so for all.