There are not only several different levels of Samadhi, but also different ways to achieve Samadhi. The knowledge you learn, the experience you gain, the kindred spirits you meet, and the immersion in a sacred place nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. In true Asana rests one's body comfortably and rises up above the gross mind, body and senses and realises the true self.

By practice of the limbs of Yoga, impurities dwindle away and there dawns the light of wisdom, leading to discriminative discernment. According to Patanjali, this consists of eight limbs, known as 'The Eight Limbs of Yoga'. Absorption Devi concentration (appanasamadhi): The total immersion of the mind on its meditation of object and stabilization of all four jhanas.

The aim of these practices is to 'still' the ever-chattering mind and to make it eka grata (one-pointed). These body movements were the beginning of yoga poses while the Vedic texts were guidelines for reaching the ultimate state of consciousness - pure awareness.

In yoga there are two main meditation practices ~ active and passive. There is only one purpose of meditation ~ to experience 'That' which is also known as Samadhi or enlightenment. We do this in our daily ashtanga asana practice, sometimes without realising. In practice, when the mind comes out of Samadhi, we then practice Vipassana.

In the present-day world, people seem to use the words meditation and Yoga interchangeably. Emphatic love defines the practice of bhakti yoga as the practitioner devotes their whole being towards the spiritual divine. So in Yogasana one rests one's body in a comfortable and static posture so that all other succeeding limbs are practiced easily and one reaches upto the last limb i.e. Samadhi.