Yoga Sutra 1.2

yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ

Yoga means obtaining control over the modifications of the mind
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The Bhagavad Gita: 3 Paths of Yoga

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The Truth is One, but the paths are many.

The Bhagavad Gita extols three major margas or paths of Yoga which help the aspirant frame his personal nature with the highest goal, realization and union with Brahman, or the all-knowing and pervasive consciousness that governs the universe. Continue reading The Bhagavad Gita: 3 Paths of Yoga

What is the Goal of Yoga?

Yoga in its most literal sense is meant to yoke, or unite, aspects of the body, the breath, and the mind. When these three come in to accord, we move beyond the physical forms into the subtle aspects of the anandamaya kosha, or the body of bliss, that inner divine nature that resides within all of us. Yoga is a philosophy, but in it’s highest form, yoga is a science that teaches us through specific methods of observation and modification set out by the rishis (seers), we can move beyond our self-created maya (avidya). Continue reading What is the Goal of Yoga?