Basics of Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti yoga is a special type of yoga in Indian daily life. Bhakti yoga is a devotional form of yoga, usually connected with Theistic Hinduism. It is therefore attention on faith, love for and worship of a personal God, such as Shiva, shakti or Karishna. It is taught in key works like the Bhagavad Gita as one of the forms of yoga and became a major current of Hindu yoga in the second half of the 1st millennium CE, when it was promoted and celebrated by south Indian poet saints like the alvars and Nayanars. Forms of Bhakti yoga include the singing of hymns, stories and songs, dancing, prayer, bowing, and performing puja rituals.

 Bhakti yoga also called bhakti Marga is a soul path and soul practice with in Hinduism attention on charming loyalty towards a private God. The yoga of physical and mental control. The Indian yoga expert Ramanuja is of the most important theologians of Bhakti yoga, breaking with the Advaita tradition’s absolute nondualism and instead arguing for a “qualified nondualism” which allows for a certain difference between atman and Brahman and thus it provides a strong theological foundation for devotional theism Another great figure of this tradition is Madhva, who persuading for a form of dualism between God and soul.

Bhaktas may perform any or all of these nine primary activities to progress towards the ultimate goal of bhakti yoga: achieving pure love of their God.

The traditions which focus specifically on Bhakti as its main yogic practice include Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Indian people practices yoga on daily basis specially bhakti yoga. Bhakti yoga is a basis and important yoga in all yoga types.

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