What is the mind? Does it determine our behavior and experience or do we create and sustain its activity? What is consciousness? Can we turn within ourselves to study and understand, perhaps, even control, the mind? This is the subject matter of the ancient science of Raja Yoga.”
What is the meaning of Yoga?
‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’ has a wonderful explanation of this! According to the “bible of yoga”:
“Most people immediately think of some physical practices for stretching and stress reduction. This is one aspect of the Yogic science, but actually only a very small part and relatively recent in development. The physical Yoga, or Hatha Yoga, was primarily designed to facilitate the real practice of Yoga ~ namely, the understanding and complete mastery over the mind. So the actual meaning of Yoga is the science of the mind.