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The Yogic Diet

Everything that we eat is food for our soul. Yogis believe that food is the creator of prana (life force) that sustains our bodies and brings us vitality and health. Therefore, the types of foods we choose to eat reflect the level of our conscious development. The discipline of yoga suggests a pure (ethical) vegetarian […]

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Kriya Yoga

क्रिया योग : अत्यंत प्रभावकारी और वैज्ञानिक मार्ग क्रिया योग की साधना करने वालों के द्वारा इसे एक प्राचीन योग पद्धति के रूप में वर्णित किया जाता है, जिसे आधुनिक समय में महावतार बाबाजी के शिष्य लाहिरी महाशय के द्वारा 1861 के आसपास पुनर्जीवित किया गया और परमहंस योगानन्द की पुस्तक ऑटोबायोग्राफी ऑफ़ ए योगी […]

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Tanta Yoga Blog Post Pragyayoga Alliance

Tantra Yoga

Tantra Yoga had been one of the potent powers for the spiritual regeneration of the Hindus. When practised by the ignorant, unenlightened, and unqualified persons, it has led to certain abuses; and there is no denying that some degraded forms of Saktism have sought nothing but magic, immorality, and occult powers. An example of the […]

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Bhakti Yoga | PragyaYoga Alliance

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti yoga is a spiritual path described in Hindu philosophy as efficacious for fostering love of, faith in, and surrender to God. It is a means to realize God, and is the easiest way for the common person because it doesn’t involve extensive yogic practices.   The Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavata Purana and Puranas are important […]

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Gyan Yoga | PragyaYoga Alliance

Gyan Yoga

The focus of this Yoga is to gain the ability to distinguish between reality and unreality. To attain Self-Knowledge through study, practice and experience. Gyana yoga looks into the truth about who we are and what we are experiencing. The full realization of this truth brings enlightenment. Of course, all Yogas offer a direct road […]

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Karma Yoga | Pragyayoga Alliance

Karma Yoga

The path of Karma Yoga gives us the possibility of expanding our awareness and deepening perception whilst acting in the world. It is an essential aspect of Yoga. Karma Yoga is also a way of using selfless service.  The theme of non-attachment to the results is one of main themes of the Karma Yoga and […]

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Raj Yoga | Pragyayoga Alliance

Raj Yoga

Raja yoga (Royal Yoga) also known as the Yoga of Meditation and classical yoga. Its principal text is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Raja yoga is concerned principally with the cultivation of the viewer’s mind using a succession of steps, such as meditation (dhyāna, dhyana) and contemplation (Samadhi).   Meditation can be defined as making […]

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Hatha Yoga | PragyaYoga Alliance

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is one of the four main traditions of Tantra Yoga. Hatha Yoga is first of all concentrating on the practice of postures (asanas) and breath control (pranayama) to energize the subtle channels (nadis). Meaning of Hatha Yoga With ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon,” Hatha Yoga is commonly translated as the yoga […]

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