Yoga Pearls

Yoga (Sanskrit: योग) is the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace of mind in order to experience one’s true self.

The term yoga can be derived from either of two roots, yujir yoga (to yoke) or yuj samādhau (to concentrate). The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind” (Sanskrit: योग: चित्त-वृत्ति निरोध:). Yoga has also been popularly defined as “union with the divine” in other contexts and traditions.

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As Sri Aurobindo says – The principle of Yoga is the turning of one or of all powers of our human existence into a means of reaching divine Being. or simply “All Life is Yoga


Suggested Reading

Sri Aurobindo

Thought most of his books relate to Yoga, we refer you to The Synthesis of Yoga.

Swami Sivananda



This page is about the organization running this website To know what the word means, we refer you to the words Yogakshemam Vahamyaham from the venerated Bhagawad Gita.

To those men who worship Me making Me alone the whole object of their thought, to those constantly in Yoga with Me, I spontaneously bring every good.

YM Media / Gita / Chapter9, verse 22