means "union".active spiritual paths, the methods can be used to help people live spirtually. It is away for people to perfect their union with the divine
Knowledge yoga) brings insight into ones divine nature by studying the UPanishads and the Bhagavad Gita and their commentaries.
(Action yoga) all useful work. If done unselfishly it can be a way to perfection. Deeds performed by all desires.
(Devotion yoga) expressions of devotion, most common being chants, songs food offerings and anointing of statues.
(Royal Yoga) the physical exercises originally made to make meditation easier with stretches
teaches that there are seven psychic centers called chakras that exist, one above the other only in the spinal column.
represents the creative force that made the universe. Patron of the priestly class. Ancient thoughtful kin on a thrown with four faces each looking in four direction, eight arms holding the symbol of power.
represents the force of preservation in the universe. God associated with the sun, although he appears to be small. He is thought of warmth and light that destroys darkness. Most important object of devotion in India.
represent the destruction, most complicated of the gods. Horned, sittin gin yogic mediations poster, is found on the seal of the Harppa period. Part of the divine energy at work with the world. Associated with re-creation
The Great Mother
worshiped particularly in the northeast. Worshiped with extreme human feeling, and is especially cruel to those who do not deserve her love
Goddess, awe-inspiring distant. Represented with ten arms, full of implements used to destroy evil. Rides a tiger to overcome her obstacles.
Goddess, fearsome, wearing humanskulls around her neck. Has many arms full of weapons.