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Jnana Yoga: 4th Branch of the Yoga Tree of Enlightenment

This article is the fifth in a series of seven articles explaining all about the yoga tree and its 6 branches. This article addresses the fourth branch of the yoga tree – Jnana yoga. Catch up with the first article here, the second article here, the third article here, and the fourth article here. What is Jnana Yoga? Jnana is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wisdom’ or ‘knowledge.’ Like the other branches of the yoga tree, Jnana yoga is …

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Karma Yoga: 3rd Branch of the Yoga Tree of Enlightenment

This article is the fourth in a series of seven articles explaining all about the yoga tree and its 6 branches. This article addresses the third branch of the yoga tree – Karma yoga. Catch up with the first article here, the second article here, and the third article here. What is Karma Yoga? Karma yoga is a dedication to service-based action. It is known as the yoga of action or of selflessness. Karma yoga means putting …

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Bhakti Yoga: 2nd Branch of the Yoga Tree of Enlightenment

This article is the third in a series of seven articles explaining all about the yoga tree and its 6 branches. This article addresses the second branch of the yoga tree – Bhakti yoga. Catch up with the first article here and the second article here. What is Bhakti Yoga? Bhakti means ‘to adore God.’ Bhakti yoga is known as the yoga of the heart and of devotion. The practice of Bhakti yoga leads to union with …

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Hatha Yoga: 1st Branch of the Yoga Tree of Enlightenment

This article is the second in a series of seven articles explaining all about the yoga tree and its 6 branches. This article addresses the first branch of the yoga tree – Hatha yoga. Catch up with the first article here. The Yoga of the Body In the west, the primary form of yoga that most people know about and practice is Hatha yoga, which includes the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation, among others. …

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6 Branches of Yoga for Wisdom and Transcendence

In the west, the primary form of yoga that most people know and practice is Hatha yoga, which includes the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation. But Hatha yoga forms one of 6 branches of yoga, collectively known as ‘the yoga tree.’ This article forms the first in a series of seven articles explaining all about this tree and its 6 branches of yoga.  The 6 Branches of Yoga Although Hatha yoga is the most …

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8 Magical Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life

Did you know that there are some truly magical laws that govern the universe? These universal truths can transform our lives in ways beyond belief and yet most of us are unaware that they even exist.  Tapping into these resources and aligning our thoughts and actions to their energy can make a huge difference to our quality of life and the manifestation of our dreams and desires. These universal truths apply to everyone. No matter …

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Samadhi: Divine Unity and Blissful Liberation

This series will build on our introduction to Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga and dive deep into each limb or step on the yogic path to liberation. This article will focus on the eighth limb – Samadhi. Before we dive in, let’s look at the Eight Limbs system briefly as a reminder. The Eight Limbs of Yoga The Eight Limbs of Yoga is a system of morals and techniques that helps calm the mind and …

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Dhyana: Meditation and Contemplation

This series will build on our introduction to Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga and dive deep into each limb or step on the yogic path to liberation. This article will focus on the eighth limb – Dhyana. But first, let’s have a quick recap of all eight limbs. The Eight Limbs of Yoga The Eight Limbs of Yoga is a system of right living (ethics) and practice (techniques) that enables us to control the mind …

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Dharana: Concentration and Intense Focus

This series builds on our introduction to Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. In this collection of articles, we further explore each step on the yogic path to liberation. This article focuses on the sixth limb – Dharana. Before we dive in, let’s revisit the Eight Limbs of Yoga.  The Eight Limbs of Yoga is a system of ethical observances and practical techniques that has been designed to help us harness the mind and gain control …

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Pratyahara: Harness Your Prana for Inner Awakening

This series builds on our introduction to Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. We dive deep into each step on the yogic path to liberation. This article focuses on the fifth limb – pratyahara. Let’s have a quick recap of all eight limbs first. The Eight Limbs of Yoga The Eight Limbs of Yoga is a system of morals and techniques that has been designed to help us control the mind and body. We can only …

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