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    Yoga Paths

    Hello All
    Can someone tell me how or if the yoga paths are linked to the eight limbs? I mean for instance asanas are part of the 8 limbs. So are they also part of the paths? Or is that an entirely different matter? I know what the paths are and the limbs just not sure how they relate or if they do.

    I hesitated to ask this because I figured it sounded strange but then if I never ask I'll never learn.

    Thank you in advance
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    Namaste Mystical Soul

    There is one type of yoga called eightfold yoga system, the so-called ashtanga yoga. It is called so because it is composed of eight parts (ashta -- eight; anga -- parts). Other types of yoga do not necessarily have anything to do with it. Here I stress "not necessarily".
    Some types of yoga that are similar in nature to the ashtanga yoga may have some similarities and correspondence with it in some elements, but there are also such kind of yogas that are not of the same type and have no correlation with ashtanga yoga.


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    Re: Yoga Paths

    Quote Originally Posted by brahma jijnasa View Post
    Namaste Mystical Soul

    There is one type of yoga called eightfold yoga system, the so-called ashtanga yoga. It is called so because it is composed of eight parts (ashta -- eight; anga -- parts). Other types of yoga do not necessarily have anything to do with it. Here I stress "not necessarily".
    Some types of yoga that are similar in nature to the ashtanga yoga may have some similarities and correspondence with it in some elements, but there are also such kind of yogas that are not of the same type and have no correlation with ashtanga yoga.
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    Dear brahma jijnasa,
    Thank you for your answer. The 8 limbs to which I refer are: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharma, Dhyna, and Samadhi. So then these 8 limbs are what compose Ashtanga?
    Thank you
    AUM and Peace

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    Re: Yoga Paths

    Namaste
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical Soul View Post
    Dear brahma jijnasa,
    Thank you for your answer. The 8 limbs to which I refer are: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharma, Dhyna, and Samadhi. So then these 8 limbs are what compose Ashtanga?
    Thank you
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    Yes, that's what compose Ashtanga yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi), but there are more than one yoga to be called "Ashtanga".
    See at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtanga_vinyasa_yoga and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C4%81ja_yoga


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