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The Path of Knowledge

In Vedanta, which comes from the same roots as Ayurveda, there are four “yogas," or paths, through which to pursue our spirituality. The word “yoga" comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj" which means “to yoke" or “to unite."  The practice of yoga helps us to unite with body, mind, and spirit.  For the month of May we will look at each of the four different yogas.

Jnana Yoga is the path of knowledge.  This is the path that is directed by the mind.  To follow this path, we use affirmations to remind ourselves about what is real, what is true.  This “right thinking" helps us to shed the veil of illusion and see ourselves as we truly are: pure, perfect, and free.  Jnana Yoga takes reasoning, and Pittas, who are so good at intellectualizing, may be drawn to this path.

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