Types of Yoga
The scripture defines various paths and methods for practicing yoga for an individual they are:
Bhakti yoga– Acknowledging, honoring, and worshiping God with your love for the divine and is characterized by total submission. Bhakti(worship) is a boon to gain control over emotional instability by properly harnessing the energy involved.
Karma Yog– It is working in relaxation that involves doing actions with an attitude of detachment to the fruits of action. Putting your utmost efforts skillfully and with good intentions and serving humanity selflessly. This makes an individual release himself from the strong attachments thereby brings in him a steadiness of mind which verily is a yogic instrument of actions and understanding.
Jnan Yog – The path of Jnan you is apt for the keen intellects and is centered around the analysis of happiness, the vital contribution of Upanishads. Studying scriptures, receiving wisdom directly from your spiritual master, and inculcating it. The basic questions are raised even involving to intellect itself to reach the basis of intellect.
Sankhya Yog– Sankhya is an enumeration philosophy that accepts three of six pramansa(proofs) as the only reliable means of gaining knowledge. These are perception, inference, and testimony. It regards the universe as consisting of two reality purush( consciousness) and prakarti ( matter). Jiva(individual) is that state which is Linked to Prakarti. And this fusion state leads to emergence of wisdom. The end of this imbalance, bondage is called liberation or kivalya or moksha
Hath Yog– With a keen effort and determination making all the utmost effort to achieve well-being of body and a sound mind, with the emphasis on practicing various Asanas and panayams techniques.
Raja Yog – culturing of mind is the key to success in almost all endeavors in our life. This yoga gives a practical and easy approach to reach higher levels of consciousness.
After putting effort one must come into a state of effortlessness thus living without a struggle. It is based on ashtanga yoga( 8 limbs of yoga – all asanas)