Different Paths of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

March 31, 2014    BY Ishan Tigunait

Are there many yogas? In the Bhagavad Gita, a profound dialogue between Krishna and his student, the warrior-prince-yogi Arjuna, Krishna explains karma, jnana, and bhakti yoga, or the yogas of action, knowledge, and devotion. These are not totally separate yogas but rather interconnected paths within the system of yoga that we can draw on to help us achieve the goal of yoga—finding the purpose and meaning of life through inner realization and fulfillment. 

Ishan Tigunait
Son of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama. He earned a degree in computer engineering and worked for IBM before returning to the Institute to lead the Himalayan Institute's humanitarian projects around the world. Ishan currently serves as the Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute.