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Branches or Paths of Yoga (Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, Raja, Tantra, Hatha)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the diverse branches of yoga.

Objective

Become familiar with the major branches of yoga and their origins.

Description

Examine the primary focus and underlying principles of Bhakti, Jnana, Raja, Tantra and Hatha Yoga. Describe how Hatha Yoga is distinguished from other branches and how Hatha Yoga, Tantra, and Raja Yoga are related. Explain the causal forces that sparked the rise of Tantra and the primary philosophical underpinning of the philosophy.

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