Generic term, originally from the Indian subcontinent on Old Earth, for mental and physical discipline for the attainment of transcendence.
For centuries an important part of Indian culture, growing out of Hatha Yoga (physical and pranic exercises and and later being given a broader interpretation, Yoga became popular in the West during the late Atomic Age and early to middle Information Age as a health regimen. Eventually it was supplanted by other techniques and fads, although it retained popularity, especially among some CisLunar superiors and a deep space body training discipline; for which purpose it is still popular among some nearbaseline and su clades today. The term is no longer used in the broader sense of "spiritual discipline".
- Jnana Yoga - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
One of the four spiritual paths in Hinduism; type of yoga where the means of toposophic ascent and/or attaining of union with the Absolute is by means of cultivating wisdom, spiritual insight, and intuition. Common in the Sophic League.
- Karma Yoga - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
The Yoga of Works. In Hinduism, one of the three traditional approaches to at-one-ment or union with the Divine; in this case by means of unselfish action or deeds. An important principle not only in the the Sophic League but among a number of other polities, especially monastic ones.