A quick overview of the traditional yogic paths:
The “royal” or “Kingly” path. Balance and control of the mind through ethical practices, concentration and meditation, includes all of the other paths within it.
Focuses on the physical aspects through asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), meditation, and deep relaxation.
The path of devotion. Love, thought, and service of the Divine. Bhakti Yoga can be practiced by everyone, all that is needed is faith and constant remembrance of God.
The path of action and selfless service. Serving without attachment to the fruits (or results) of the action. Mother Theresa is an example of a karma yogi.
The intellectual approach, the path of wisdom. Through the study of what really exists you may realize oneness with the entire Universe.
- Japa or Mantra
The practice of chanting a mantra – a sound structure of one or more syllables which represents a particular aspect of the Divine Vibration.