Eight-limbed Yoga - Raja Yoga

Julie Currier

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The great sage Patanjali, codifier of the Yoga, said in the second of his Yoga Sutras:

'Yoga chitta vrtti nirododhah'

'Yoga is that state of being in which the movement of the mind is suspended'.

From this statement it may be interpreted as the movement of the mind has stopped, 'suspended' and therefore 'yuj' the bringing together, joining is no longer happening.

However, to keep something joined, together, close, requires awareness, openness, connection, linking, all implying movement.


 'Through practice of the limbs of Yoga impurity is destroyed and the light of knowledge arises which develops into an awareness which functions in the light of wisdom.'