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About Yoga

Uttanasana

From B.K.S. Iyengar's Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali:

Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness.

1.2 - yogah cittavritti nirodhah

yogah
union or integration from the outermost layer to the innermost self, that is, from the skin to the muscles, bones, nerves, mind, intellect, will, consciousness and self
citta
consciousness, which is made up of three factors: mind (manas), intellect (buddhi) and ego (ahamkara). Citta is the vehicle of observation, attention, aims and reason; it has three functions, cognition, conation or volition, and motion
vritti
state of mind, fluctuations in mind, course of conduct, behavior, a state of being, mode of action, movement, function, operation
nirodhah
obstruction, stoppage, opposition, annihilation, restraint, control, cessation