The Definition of Yoga

What is yoga? Discover its depth through Patanjali’s definition in this Yoga Sutra, and remember that it all begins with intention.

I.2 Yogas Citta Vritti Nirodhaha

This is considered to be the definition of Yoga. It is the intentional calming and stilling of all the self judging, self limiting tendencies of the Citta, which is our deepest place inside; our subconscious mind. It is the intention that makes all the difference. Otherwise, the practice, (for example, Hatha Yoga), without intention, is merely physical exercise. Yoga is total Freedom.

Nicki Doane