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yoga and the pursuite of god

Famous Yogis

Shri Ramakrishna

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Rama Tirtha

Sri Tirumala Krishnamacharya

Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Paramahansa Yogananda

Kriya Yoga, Yogananda founded the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles, in 1925. His book Autobiography of a Yogi continues to be one of the best-selling books on yog

Sri Aurobindo/ Aurobindo Ghosh

Swami Sivananda

He was clear, simple and precise in all his teachings. His motto being: “Serve. Love. Give. Meditate. Purify. Realise.”

Swami Rama Tirtha

Swami Satyananda

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

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Bhakti Yoga


Bhakti Yoga is the supreme devotion to the Lord. Bhakti is intense attachment to God who is the Indweller in all beings, who is the support, solace for all beings.

9 forms

Teaching of love

Bhakti yoga is integration through love or devotion. It teaches the rules of love, for it is the science of the higher love; it teaches how to direct and use love and how to give it a new object, how to obtain from it the highest and most glorious result, which is the acquisition of spiritual felicity. The Bhakti Yoga, does not say "abandon" but only love, love the Most High".

Intention of yoga

Jnana Yoga

path to awareness


Three steps

The three steps to "spiritual illumination"

4 sayings


Reality. Bodies die but the awareness which inhabits the body lives on. It is impossible to kill it." * The Inner Self moves from body to body, so when you die, your spirit moves on to the next body it will inhabit * You must draw your mind away into the eternal inner spirit and control your senses


- Enlightenment can happen suddenly or can come on slowly. Jnanis, or knowers, have different levels to their enlightenment.  

relationship between yoga and religion

Large part of hinduism

Yoga is an essential part of the Hindu religion.

Accelerates spiritual development

Yoga accelerates spiritual development and brings on a deep state of serenity and ultimately, communion with God and nature. Yoga is the union of the individual soul with the Supreme Soul. The individual soul, when it is purified, when it is freed from lust, greed, hatred and egoism, it becomes one with the Supreme Soul. Hindus have a sacred purpose in mind when they practice yoga and they  use the morals and methods of yoga to lead a good life and complete their darma.

Good exercise, cure ills, good shape, good spiritual health

It is not only a good exercise technique to cure the ills of the body and to keep in good shape but it is also excellent for mental and spiritual health.

They must have eachother to be compleate

karma yoga

selfless action and service

Bhagvad Gita

based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism.


Focuses on your Darma,


Karma= "to do"

practice of yoga

physical not religious

Formes (physical vs. mental)

physical strength



Raja Yoga


states of mind

To have peace of mind, you will have to cultivate the four great virtues

8 limbed

Yoga philosophy

yogic mind.

The yogic mind is a deeper intelligence that grasps all fundamental laws of life, or the universal dharmas. The yogic mind is not based upon mere reason, imagination or calculation. The mind reflects a higher level of intuition, insight and inner experience.


unites direct knowing with pure feeling.

"the Cosmic Being."

Yoga instructs that we live in a conscious universe, known as the Purusha or "the Cosmic Being."

Object of Yoga

Yoga Schools

Abhidyan yoga institute

also called Madern seers, headquartered at Swarthmore, Pennsylvania , center for all embracing yoga

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai

T.K.V. Desikachar, with the aim of making available the heritage of yoga as taught by Krishnamacharya.

Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati

Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati- world's first university on yoga. The university is now headed by his disciple, Swami Niranjananda.

The Three Gunas


a passionate and creative energy. People that are rajasic are full of desire and thirst for worldly enjoyment. Some are fueled by comopetition and ambitiousness. The sanskrit root means "impure". It is also retarded to the root rakta, "redness" and raga "passion".


dull, insensble and dark energy. The sanskrit word means "darkness, dark-blue, black". People that are tamasic are glooby, sluggish, dull, and blinded by greed. Some can be characterized as lazy and slothful.


a calm and peaceful energy. The sanskrit word is based on the principle "sat" or "being, as it should be, perfect". people that are sattvic are calm, centered, compassionate and unselfish.

All beings

they difine all living things


to determin the relationship between living things

Yoga and Gunas

In yoga, you must go beyond the limitations of seeing life as forms and concepts, but to see it all its underlying qualities.

hatha Yoga

Yogi Swatmarama

physical purification

stage of physical purification that the body fit for the practice for higher meditation

Ha Tha

Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon

Many bennifits


The objective of Hatha Yoga is obviously to remove the obstacles to address the further steps of Pratyahara (sense-withdrawal), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation) and Samadhi (Balance).




Famous Books


A Sutra is a elegant verse. It is a principal with deep significance.  It is a way to express philosophical ideas and realizations . It is very difficult to understand the meaning of the Sutras without the help of a commentary. A Yogi with full realization can explain the Sutras beautifully. Literally, Sutra means a thread and they are arranged into Chapters. xfç≈Ω


Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol is an epic poem in blank verse by Sri Aurobindo, based upon a myth from the Mahabharata. Its central theme revolves around the integral yoga of the incarnation of the Divine Mother and her conquest of death. The poem prophetically describes the transcendence of man as the consummation of terrestrial evolution, and the immergence of an immortal supramental gnostic race upon earth.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita ('Song of the Lord'), uses the term yoga extensively in a variety of ways. In addition to an entire chapter (ch. 6) dedicated to traditional yoga practice, including meditation,[36] it introduces three prominent types of yoga:[37]

Hatha Yoga

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Sanskrit: Haṭhayoga Pradīpikā हठ योग प्रदिपिका) is a classic Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga, written by Svami Svatmarama, a disciple of Svami Gorakhnath. Said to be the oldest surviving text on the Hatha Yoga, it is one of the three classic texts of Hatha Yoga, the other two being the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita.