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Yoga hierarchy?

deansdecember2010-07-05 13:58:44 +0000 #1
I understand there are many types of yoga. Is there a hierarchy to this? Like Buddhism
Trinity2010-07-05 14:05:19 +0000 #2
Yoga can be viewed as if it were a tree that has many branches. The types of yoga that have developed over the last 5000 or so years, and continue to be created today, stem from a similar source. Classical texts such as the Veda's, The Yoga Sutras, Tantric Philosophy, The Bagahvad Gita and many others have been used and interpreted in different ways with the result of all the different styles found today.

Anna
Trinity2010-07-05 14:23:32 +0000 #3
This is a fascinating question. When referring to various types of yoga, yes there are many ways to study and practice yoga. It might appear hierarchical in relation to some paths involving a guru or master teacher. I am not familiar with Buddhism although Yoga and Buddhism have the exact same roots, so I won't compare. In the unfolding of human dramas there may well be hierarchies that evolve based on the egos need for competition and other pointless pursuits however in essence the root teachings have little or nothing to do with this as the divine presence is found within not without.

I hope you are able to answer this question in a satisfying way also. I hope that helps.

Jennifer

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