Yogic Paths

Mārgas are the main paths, according to the Bhagavad Gīta and other historical yoga documents.

The engagement of one a single or multiple paths assist in reaching the ultimate goal of Yoga.

Each path has the goal of releasing the self from the mundane physical world,  which is often labeled as achieving “mokṣa” or freedom.

The main paths of Yoga  (mārgas) spoken of to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita  are:

Karma Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

Jñāna Yoga

Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life.

As the modern integrates Yoga into it other branches are evolving, such as Hatha, and older ones are being revealed like Tantra. This introductory video shares a bit about each.

**An additional interpretation of the Yoga paths from the Sivananda Perspective.

Other Yogas often heard of:

Rāja Yoga

Tantra Yoga


Hatha Yoga

Interested in the macro view of Yoga philosophies?

Historical Perspectives & Yoga’s Evolution

Dualism vs. Non-Dualism


Yoga Demonstration  by B.K.S. Iyengar

1976 Yoga demonstration and spoken definition of Yoga.

The Science Behind Yoga 

As Science becomes more subtle in its ability to measure, it is discovering that the wisdom of Yoga is actually objectively quantifiable. Join us on a journey through the very latest medical and scientific research about the healing benefits of Yoga.

Further Reading

An invaluable study guide from a uniquely Tantric point of view.

A bilingual translation with the English on one side and Sanskrit on the other.

An english translation with explanation of this ancient masterpiece.

  • Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar

A yogic lens of the kośas is used in this book to examine the nature of being.