8 Definitions of Yoga: A Summary-Inspired By The Raja (Royal) Yoga Eightfold Path

There are many ways to define Yoga.

In essence, however, it is a lifestyle choice marked by striving to be the best human-being that one is capable of being in this lifetime.

The aim of the lifestyle/practice is to move from simply existing as a basic conditioned animal in the world, to truly living as an enlightened human-being while embodied here on Earth. And, there are many paths/steps for achieving this goal.

In one lifetime, a person can strive to perfect one, or several, of the different areas that are possible in their overall self-development, but it is only when all eight possible areas of development are perfected, according to Raja (or Royal) Yoga, that one truly graduates to reaching their highest potential.

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