The majority of people view yoga as a
system of physical culture. Very few
understand that yoga science is complete
in itself, and deals systematically
with body, breath, mind, and spirit.
When one understands that a human being
is not only a physical being, but a
breathing being and a thinking being
too, then his research does not limit
itself to the body and breath only.
For him, gaining control over the mind
and its modifications, and the feelings
and emotions, become more important
than practicing a few postures or
breathing exercises. Meditation and
contemplation alone can help the
aspirant in understanding, controlling,
and directing the mind.
Path of Fire and Light