Yoga – a (very brief) definition

In the definitive explanation of yoga, the Yoga Sutras, written more than 2000 years ago, the sage Patanjali says: “Yogas citta vritti nirodhah”, which can be loosely translated as “yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind”.

When you’re in a state of yoga, all misconceptions that can exist in your mind disappear.

This, though, is its ultimate expression. There are many paths that lead to that goal, which may never be attained in this lifetime. It’s a multi-dimensional, transformational guide to living a fuller, more expansive life.

Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means union, and this union can come in many forms – the union of the body and the breath, the union of the body and the mind, and ultimately, the union of oneself with God, the universe, all-that-is – whatever you like to call that unchanging, eternal force that underlies all of life.


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