Monday, December 6, 2010

definitions of yoga

yoga is the balancing of opposing the union of opposites

'yogash karmashu kaushalam' is skill in action. ( Baghavad Gita 2.50)

'samattwan yoga uchyate' is evenness of mind (Baghavad Gita 2.48)

'yogashchitta vritti nirodhah' the blocking of patterns of consciousness ( Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, ch1, sutra 2) or some say the cessation of mental fluctuations 

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