The practice of Yoga, in its explosion into pop culture, is in jeopardy of pushing its greatest gift to the periphery. The practice of asanas (Yoga postures) is a versatile and practical tool for personal health. The danger lies in remaining there; fitness is great but it will never make you happy. Peace and happiness are found within the mind. Yoga begins with control of the body but ends with control the mind. The Yoga system, as compiled by Patanjali Maharishi, offers the knowledge and method to achieve this, the highest goal. Limiting Yoga to a delightful physical practice is beneficial but neglects the great transformative potential that Yoga truly offers.
Change your mind and you change your life; Control your mind and you control your life.