Yoga is not just a physical exercise but a way of living. Today yoga is mostly being practiced for physical fitness, stamina, and weight-loss. But it is not just that. Practicing Yoga is actually a path to spiritual knowledge. Yoga facilitates inner peace, self-realization, and mental purification.
There are different types of Yoga such as Hatha yoga, Tantra yoga, Gyan yoga. Kriya yoga, Raja yoga, Kundalini yoga, Sankhya yoga, Tattwa yoga etc. Each of them has specific benefits, such as Gyan Yoga offers you the path of self-knowledge, while Hatha yoga brings you the data regarding body postures that improve the health.
Raj yoga teaches you how to gain control over the fluctuations of your mind. Hence Yoga aims at the well-being of both body and mind by helping to overcome anger, lust, ego and live a virtuous life with spiritual awareness and compassion.
Yoga acts as a basic step to spiritual consciousness. It helps you to take yourself to a higher state which is a Yogic state that imbibes the qualities of being selfless, being away from emotional turmoil, maintaining mental equilibrium in adverse situations, being free from addictions and unhealthy habits etc.
These qualities help us to enter the spiritual path. Hence Yoga is considered as the basic step to a spiritual path that establishes a connection between Human and God.