Bhakti Yoga Is Open to Every Kind of Religious Group
The Western world is a lot more accustomed to hearing about Hatha and Raja yoga. Much of the reason why these forms of yoga are preferred is because they are more physical. Thus, a form of yoga such as bhakti yoga is not so popular outside of India because it in fact, deals with the spiritual aspect of yoga being most concerned with union of love as well as devotion to the Almighty.
It is not hard to understand that the spiritual aspect of bhakti yoga does not find many takers outside of India. In addition this form of yoga also has close connections to Hinduism and thus it can be considered as being Hindu-centric rather than pan centric.
The question that most people often ask is whether it is possible for a non-Hindu to practice bhakti yoga while still being able to stay within the confines of their own religion. The fact is that some people even consider bhakti yoga to be a sectarian form of yoga and so, people that have another religion may find it expedient to gather together to worship as one. Thus, if you are someone who needs to meditate, sing, pray and even chant the name of God in a group of people, and then bhakti yoga may be what you are looking for.
The fact is that God is omnipresent and thus there is no one religion to which He can be said to belong to exclusively. It should thus lead to the conclusion that bhakti yoga can in principle be practiced by people of any kind of religion, and this in fact, is the case.
Furthermore, bhakti yoga is actually classified in more ways than one. The two classifications worth learning more about are Nishkamya Bhakti which is used to offer praise to the Almighty and it is also a means of expressing one’s acceptance as well as appreciation of different situations. It is the best means of turning one into a finder rather than be a seeker of all the good things in life.
Also, the Sakamya Bhakti is a form in which you can show devotion to the Almighty with a view to gaining anything that you wish to have such as material gains or becoming free of disease or gaining power. Thus, this form of bhakti yoga is best practiced when a particular need requires being satisfied.
However, though these are rather simplified explanations of what bhakti yoga is all about, you should realize that in practice it is a lot more complicated. In conclusion, there should be no doubts that such a form of yoga is available to people of all races and religions and is not confined only to Hindus.