And you, which YOGI are you?
Bhakti Yogi? Filled with love for our fellow human beings and for nature.
Raja Yogi? Through the practice of meditation and yoga exercises
Karma Yogi? At the service of others to help them without waiting
Jnana Yogi? Like an explorer in search of truth and reality
THE 4 TRADITIONAL WAYS OF YOGA
4 paths of yoga stimulate our development on different levels: action, spirituality, wisdom and mental/physical control.
These four paths of Yoga are not separate paths, each path is intimately linked to the others.
Jnana Yoga: THE WAY OF KNOWLEDGE
Ramana Maharishi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Sri Aurobindo, Jesus
Jnana Yoga is the path of Self-knowledge through scholarly study, contemplation and experience in order to develop the ability to distinguish what is real from what is unreal.
It involves a deep exploration of the nature of our being by systematically exploring and putting aside false identities.
Karma Yoga THE PATH OF ACTION
Mother Therese and Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma)
Karma yoga is the path of selfless action, of service to others without thought of success or reward, the heart is purified and the ego reformed.
Raja Yoga: THE ROYAL WAY
It is the path of discipline, which brings together the practice of Asanas, Pranayamas, Meditation and Kriya. The raja yogi observes the movements of his mind, his thoughts in silence to gradually free the consciousness from individual attachments and desires.
Bhakti Yoga - THE WAY OF DEVOTION
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Shirdi Sai Baba.
It is the Yoga of devotion which corresponds to an emotional nature. Through prayer, devotional acts and rituals, consciousness moves towards the Divine as a manifestation of love.
Bhakti yoga values love and tolerance, which was revolutionary in India's conventional caste system.