Jnana yoga is a form of self-discovery, the full realization of which brings enlightenment and oneness with God. Most yoga instructors combine Jnana ypga with other paths, such as Bhakti, Karma, Ashtanga and Tantra yoga.
The steps to achieve moksha in Jnana yoga are:
- Viveka: Distinguishing Self from non-Self, or reality from deception.
- Vairagya: Detaching from both pain and pleasure of the world.
- Shatsampat: Stabilizing the mind and emotions through the six virtues:
- Shama (calmness, peaceful mind)
- Dama (rational control of the senses)
- Uparati (withdrawal from worldly distractions)
- Titiksha (forbearance, endurance)
- Shraddha (intense faith)
- Samadhana (mental balance, concentration)
- Mumukshutva: Yearning for moksha to the point that other desires fade.