...the path of knowledge

It looks into the truth about who we are and what we are experiencing. Elements of it include: Viveka, Vairagya, Mumukṣutva, and Shat sampatti. This path is known to bring understanding of yoga through meditation and study. Philosophical pondering, introspection, and contemplation are all part of this deep exploration.

The Path of Knowledge: Jñāna Yoga     Details of how the jnani uses the powers of the mind to discriminate between the real and the unreal, the permanent and the transitory.

 Jñāna Yoga: The Path of Wisdom    Wisdom. We admire it, respect it, and pray for it.  But jñāna yoga is probably the least familiar of the paths of yoga… From a yogic perspective, what exactly is the path of wisdom?


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Jñāna Yoga     

Text and video describing the yogic path of knowledge.

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  • Gheraṇḍa Saṁhitā     

One of the three classic texts of hatha Yoga from the late 17th-century. Gheranda teaches Yoga to Chanda Kapali in this text. This manual speaks of a sevenfold Yoga path: shatkarma (purification), āsana (strengthening), mudrā (steadying), pratyāhāra (calming), prāṇāyāma (lightness), dhyāna (perception) and samādhi (isolation).

  • Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā

This classic is written by Svāmi Svātmārāma. It is among the most influential surviving texts on the hatha Yoga.

  • Śiva Saṁhitā    

This classical treatises on hatha Yoga is written by an unknown author. The text is addressed by the Hindu god Śiva to his consort Pārvatī.

  • Upaniṣads     

The central scriptures of Hinduism. History of Indian culture and religon.