Popularity of Yoga as a way of life has led to opening of various schools of Yoga philosophy around the world.

Yoga Schools

Schools of Yoga - Being an ancient philosophy prevalent in India since time immemorial, Yoga has been the topic of concern for various stages and philosophers of the land. This has in turn given way to various schools of Yoga philosophy to develop and cast their own distinct views about this harmonious way of life. These schools of Yoga though adhere to diverse applications of internal regulation, yet the ultimate aim of all these is to develop a unique understanding of the Divine thus leading the practitioner to a path of liberation.

Based upon the objective of self-transformation these schools get their names on the basis of various instruments chosen by the yogi to anticipate such change. These schools are mainly classified as under:

  • Purana Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Raja Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Tantra Yoga