Yoga and the Yogi

Today one hears of yoga everywhere. People go to yoga classes for exercise and weight reduction; people do yoga meditation to reduce stress and to help sleep at night; one even hears of a yoga diet. In his classical treatise on yoga, Patanjali, an ancient yoga master, defines yoga as, “stilling the movements of the mind” (citta-vritti-nirodha). So what does exercise, weight loss, diet, relaxation and improved sleep have to do with “stilling the movements the mind”? Indeed, there is a lot of confusion regarding what is actually meant by yoga.

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