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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Yoga Sutra 1.1

अथ योगानुशासनम् ॥१॥ atha yoga-anuśāsanam Now, here begins the exposition of Yoga The first word of Patanjali's first sutra is atha or NOW. The past and the future do not exist for the student of Yoga because one who practices Yoga is fully rooted in the present. All necessary steps have been taken to prepare … Continue reading Yoga Sutra 1.1