Meaning and schools of yoga

1. Some of the meanings of yoga are

• It is a disciplined method to attain a certain goal.

• Yoga’s techniques would allow the control of the both the mind and body.

• Yoga is a label of one of the schools or a method of philosophy.

• Yoga acts as link a between terms like, “hatha-“, “mantra-“, and “laya-“.

2. Schools of Yoga

Buddhism covers a vast range of meditation methods that target to develop the mind, concentration, tranquility, and insight of a person.

Hinduism believes the yoga is not merely a school of philosophy but a way of life. It agrees to the notion of personal god. It has a reflective focus in life to perfect one’s self in a physical manner.

Hatha yoga is also known as Hatha Vidya. It concentrates in building the physical and mental strength of a person along with improving the posture. It has 3 perspectives:

  • Hatha Yoga Pradpika
  • Shiva Samhita
  • Gheranda Samhita

Shavism yoga is used to bond kundalini along with Shiva.

Jainism intends to the realizing of the self and to attain ultimate freedom for the soul. The practitioner tries to be a seer.

During the ninth and tenth century Buddhist and Hindu scripts such as Tantras defined yoga as a practice that involved the yogic practices that aim to improve sexual techniques, health, duration of life, and freedom.