Yoga Sutra 1.2

yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ Yoga means obtaining control over the modifications of the mind When you are in a state of yoga, all misconceptions (vṛttis) that can exist in the mutable aspect of human beings (chitta) disappear. Yoga happens when there is stilling (in the sense of continual and vigilant watchfulness) of the movement of thought – without … Continue reading Yoga Sutra 1.2

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Beauty and the Breath: The Pranic Body

Athaasane dridhe yogee vashee hitamitaashanaha. Guroopadishtamaargena praanaayaamaansamabhyset. Thus being established in asana and having control (of the body), taking a balanced diet; pranayamas should be practiced according to the instruction of the guru. -  Hatha Yoga Pradipika (2:1) Pranayama is the fourth rung as identified by Patanjali's 8 rungs (Ashtanga) of Yoga. Prana is linked … Continue reading Beauty and the Breath: The Pranic Body