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What is Karma Yoga?

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

Karma Yoga represents one of the four main paths of yoga. Karma Yoga refers to "selfless service" and is an essential component of the teachings from the Bhagavad Gita. Of the various traditional definitions of Karma Yoga, the most common and accurate, though not complete, is the following: "Karma Yoga is the yoga of deep and in-depth merging with the Divine through any selfless action." It begins with the renunciation of all egoic purposes of our works, the renunciation of all undertaking of action for egoic interest or for the sake of a worldly result. Leaving all desire for the fruit of our actions, and actions offered as a sacrifice are the basic approaches on the path of Karma Yoga according to the Bhagavad Gita.

Karma yoga can be seen as a form of yoga for daily living. Through sustained practice, we can find that karma yoga gives us more freedom, happiness, and joy.

How do we practice Karma yoga in our daily lives? There are many ways you can incorporate karma yoga in your daily life, such as:

1. Start with self-service and self-love

2. Be generous

3. Respect nature

4. Contribute ·

5. Practice compassion

In 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Madan Yoga, we place great importance on the practice of karma yoga. Our students are being offered the chance to help out at the local farm with vegetable gardening, tea or coffee harvest, or cooking - meditative practices that contribute to the well-being and happiness of the community and yourself!

Our students enjoying a harvest of chamomile and coffee as well as teaching yoga to the local village school this April 2023:

Interested to join our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and learn more about karma yoga, asana, meditation, pranayama, yoga anatomy and teaching methodology, philosophy, and other yoga-related topics?

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