Chapter - 1
Introduction to Yoga
Salutation to Rishi Patanjali (Father of Yoga)
‘Yogena chittasya padena vaachaam, malam sharirasya cha vaidyakena
Yopaa karottam pravaram muninaam, Patanjalim praanjali-raanatosmi'
I bow down with folded hands in reverence to Sage Patanjali who codified the Science of Yoga the purifier of chitta, Grammar the purifier of speech and Ayurveda the purifier of the body.
Definition of Yoga
Yoga is a value based, balanced, integrated, spiritual education system. It is a science that explains the deeper significance of all life, specifically human life with special reference to the following: