Six Branches

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What are the different Yoga philosophies?

Six Branches

Hatha Yoga is the branch of yoga most commonly practiced in the West. It's basically the physical form of yoga with a focus on postures, breathing and meditation.

However, there are five other branches: Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Tantra Yoga, each ascribes to a slightly different philosophy. For example, Raja Yoga is also known as classical yoga and its focal point is meditation.

   

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12/5/2008 11:23:07 AM
gwen-fl. said:

new to yoga -this is the type of knowledge i need - thank you




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