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The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

The ideal Yoga practice is a delicate balance between science and art, creating a union between mind, body, and spirit. The practitioner uses the body and breath to nurture an awareness of individual and unified focus. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali describes the foundations and framework of Yoga philosophy from before 200 A.D. The sacred text offers a description of the innermost workings of the mind and provides an eight-part practice for controlling mental restlessness and cultivating unshakeable peace.

Restoring Emotional Balance with Yoga Exercises

Changes made in the mind are manifested in the body, and changes made in the body are manifested in the mind and spirit. A variety of studies have shown the benefits of mental and physical Yoga exercises for emotional balance and stability. The following five points reveal a promising look at the future of Yoga in our global society.

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