Let us find out which yoga is suitable for you depending on your nature and characteristics.
They are: Mantra-yoga, Hatha-yoga, Laya-yoga, and Raja-yoga.
Mantra-yoga: achieving the state of yoga through the chanting of mantras.
Hatha-yoga: achieving the state of yoga focusing on physical acts such as asanas and kriyas.
Laya-yoga: achieving the state of yoga through meditation.
Raja-yoga: achieving the state of yoga through shunning of all forms of duality.
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He has all the above qualities to some extent, but:
He can attain success in twelve years by divine grace.
Laya-yoga is ideal for the Intermediate-sadhaka.
He will be able to accomplish siddhi in six years.
All yogas are suitable for him including Raja-yoga.
Is yoga an exercise?
The purpose of yoga is to get rid of duality and see oneness in everything. This is attained in the state of samadhi. To achieve samadhi, long and rigorous practice is required. Physical fitness is essential for this. Postures of yoga called asanas give physical fitness. In the state of samadhi, the mind becomes still and calm. By regulating breathing through pranayama, mind control is achieved. Yoga is good for physical and mental fitness.
Which are the ashtangas of yoga?
1.Yama - abstinence from worldly distractions 2.Niyama - observance of spiritual rules 3.Asana - the practice of postures for physical fitness 4.Pranayama - attaining mind control through regulation of breathing 5.Pratyahara - withdrawing the senses from external objects 6.Dharana - concentration 7.Dhyana - meditation 8.Samadhi - keeping the mind still.
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