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Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Definition and purpose of yoga

Posted on - Fri Jan 2017       Patanjali Yoga Sutra / by indeayoga

Definition and purpose of yoga

||Atha? Yoganusasanam||1|| Meaning of Sanskrit words in the phrase:Atha: now therefore; yoga (regarding) yoga; anusasanam: complete instructions Meaning in English: Now, therefore, complete instructions regarding yoga. Atha means now, anusasanam means putting into practice or to start the practice. In this sutra Patanjali explains that yoga is practice and not just a discourse. It is the practical side of just every thing. Yoga is not to be treated as philosophy for study but to be seen as a practice. Taking a small step without focusing on the result could bring about a big forward movement. ||Yogashchitta vritti nirodhah||2|| Meaning of the sanskrit words:Yogah:...

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