Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Yoga Main Page

Abstract Concepts in Art Glossary

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description: Four Yoga Topics (below)
- Yoga Appearance (Yogi/Yogini)
- Yoga Glossary
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Video: Yoga Topics

Four Yoga Topics:

1. Deity Yoga:
- Generation Stage Yoga
- Perfection Stage Yoga
- Deities with the Name Yoga: Vajrayogini, Yogambara
- Others...

2. Tantra Classifications:
- Yoga Tantra
- Yogini Tantra (Mother Tantras)
- Yoga Tantra, Highest Yoga Tantra
- Others...

3. Miscellaneous Yogas:
- Dream Yoga
- Karma Yoga
- Rainbow Body
- Rasayana & Eating Yoga
- Transference
- Yantra Yoga
- Others...

4. Abstract Yogas:
- Eleven Yogas of Vajrayogini
- Ten Yogas of Hevajra
- Others...

Yoga (Skt.): an ancient philosophical system of India included under the broad designation of Hinduism. Yoga is also a form of gentle physical training, Hatha Yoga, associated with Hindu and Buddhist Tantra. Yoga also refers to the two types of meditation practice in Tantric Buddhism, Generation Stage and Perfection Stage Yoga. Yantra Yoga refers to the physically aggressive training in Tantric Buddhism and Karma Yoga refers to the path using esoteric sexual practices as a path to enlightenment. Yoga is an extremely common term used in Vajrayana Buddhism and can be applied to almost any type of meditation or ritual practice.

Jeff Watt 12-2005 [updated 6-2017]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).