Get to Know the Paths of Yoga, According to Vedanta

Video Duration:

You're probably familiar with Hatha Yoga (asana) and Raja Yoga (meditation, mantras, and other techniques), but did you know that there are other major paths of yoga that lead you to reconnect you with your divine nature? According to the ancient scriptures of Vedanta–the philosophical foundations of Hinduism–there are three more to pay attention to:

  • Karma Yoga (Path of action)
  • Bhakti Yoga (Path of devotion)
  • Jnana Yoga (Path of knowledge)

Here, Rina Jakubowicz—yoga teacher, author of The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your Practice, and creator of a new class series, Empowered Vinyasa—explains more about what they are and how they help liberate you from stress and suffering. 

Watch also Try This Meditation to Learn How to Witness (not React to) Your Thoughts

Feel like you've lost your sense of Self in the noise of social media or societal expectations? It’s time to get on the mat and reclaim who you are. Join author and yoga teacher Rina Jakubowicz for Empowered Vinyasa: Journey to Your Highest Self, a series of 10 yoga classes and companion dharma talks that zero in on principles of yoga philosophy—from The Bhagavad Gita and the Hindu spiritual tradition Vedanta—that are essential to self-exploration. Sign up today!

Related Videos

Rina Jakubowicz

3 Tips to Thread Yoga Philosophy Into Your Classes

Elevate the practice for your students, so they find purpose and meaning beyond the physical plane.

Rina Jakubowicz in Pigeon Pose

Find the Deeper Meaning of Ahimsa Through a Pigeon Pose Mini-Practice

Learn to recognize the subtle ways you may be causing harm by taking personal inventory and holding yourself accountable.

Rina Jakubowicz in Boat Pose

Tend to React to Tough Situations Without Thinking?

You need to try this Boat Pose mini-practice from yoga teacher Rina Jakubowicz. It will strengthen your "witness" mind.

Rina Jakubowicz Intellect

How to Take Action in Your Life Using Your Divine Wisdom

Yoga teacher Rina Jakubowicz shares why you should be developing your intellect versus acting from your ego or emotional impulse.

Rina Jakubowicz svadharma

Are Your Actions Aligned with Your True Nature? This Writing Practice May Offer a Clue

Are you living your truth—or what everyone else wants you to be?


A Gentle Seated Practice to Shift Your Perspective

Use this short, feel-good sequence when your day could use a dose of positivity – fast.

Rina Jakubowicz

Cultivate Contentment with This Simple Leg-Balancing Practice

Always striving to be somewhere other than where you are right now? Give this a try.

Rina Jakubowicz

Try This Meditation to Learn How to Witness (Not React to) Your Thoughts

You'll need a pen and paper for this stream-of-consciousness practice.