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Deeper Aspects of Yoga
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(Above: Katy's former Yoga students doing wall exercises in Dorchester)

There are four main forms or pathways of Yoga:

  • Karma Yoga - Selfless service, i.e., working for others, e.g., Mother Theresa
  • Bhakti Yoga - Yoga through devotion; e.g., Gandhi, Mother Theresa
  • Jnana Yoga - Knowledge or wisdom, e.g., some scientists could be termed 'Jnanayogi's'.
  • Raja Yoga - Royal Path (including Hatha)

Katy used to teach Hatha Yoga which is a form of Raja Yoga.

Hatha Yoga: Hatha Yoga is generally interpreted as the Yoga of (physical) action and is practiced in most Western Yoga. The British Wheel of Yoga is partly responsible for bringing Hatha Yoga to the UK. Hatha also means balance - Ha means the sun and Tha means the moon and can represent male and female energies.

Raja Yoga: The 'Royal Path' is broken into eight steps which are:

  • Yama (with five abstinences, e.g., ahimsa - to not cause pain)
  • Niyama (with five observances, e.g., saucha - purity of thought, word and deed)
  • Asana (seated posture - usually translated as posture)
  • Pranayama (the practice of breath awareness)
  • Pratyahara (the practice of withdrawal of the senses)
  • Dharana (the practice of concentration)
  • Dhyana (effortless meditation)
  • Samadhi (enlightenment)
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Katy Murrell received the Shiatsu International Certificate in 1998
Katy Murrell received the Academy of On-Site Massage Certificate in 1997
 Katy Murrell received the British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Certificate in 1993
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