Swami Sivananda’s Yoga Questions and Answers: What is Yoga?

Q: What is Yoga?
A: Yoga means “union” – union of the individual soul with the Cosmic Soul, fusing of the limited consciouness in the Supreme Consciouness. Balance of the mind is Yoga. Freedom from attachment, egoism and imperfections is Yoga.

Q: What is Hatha Yoga?
A: It is the Yoga by which the body is rendered strong and healthy by the practice of Asanas and Mudras, and the Prana united with Apana is taken through the Sushumna to the Sahasrara Chakra at the crown of the head.

Taken from:
Yoga Questions and Answers

Swami Sivananda

A Divine Life Society Publication

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