The 4 different paths of Yoga
1. Karma Yoga – the path of selfless service.
” Thy right is to work only, but never with its fruits; let the fruits of action be not thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction .” [Bhagavad Gita 2.47]
2. Bhakti Yoga – the path of devotion.
“Whoever offers me with devotion – a leaf, a flower, a fruit or a little water – that, so offered devotedly by the pure-minded, I accept.” [Bhagavad Gita 9.26]
3. Jnana Yoga – the path of knowledge.
“But he who knows the Truth, O mighty armed (Arjuna) about the division of the qualities and (their) functions, knowing that the Gunas as senses move amidst the Gunas as the sense-objects is not attached.” [ Bhagavad Gita 3.28 ]
4. Raja Yoga – the path of controlling the mind.
“Little by little let him attain to quietude by the intellect held firmly; having made the mind establish itself in the Self let him not think of anything.” [Bhagavad Gita 6.25]
Who can do Yoga?
Yuva vrddho’tivrddho va vyadhito durbalo’pi va
abhyasat siddhim apnoti sarvayogesvatandritah
Whether young, old or too old, sick or lean – one who discards laziness, gets success if he practices yoga. [1.66 Hatha Yoga Pradipika]
Yoga may be practiced by everyone regardless of age, sex or physical abilities.