Written centuries www.threadless.Com BC, Yoga Sutras by Patanjali is known as the greatest scriptural text from the yogic Indian philosophy. In the Sutras, Patanjali has provided a very scientific and practical exposition of the philosophy and practice of yoga. The main focus of Patanjali is controlling the mind and subduing the fluctuations of the mind, called 'chitta vrittis'. The samadhi that one attains for the first time is different from this, it is emptiness through suppressing things until the mind attains to oneness.

It is always available but only if we choose to look for it. Patanjali says that when the common linear thinking ends and disbands, the meditation starts to bear its fruitful results; and conclusion of the meditation might as well be Samadhi (complete incorporation).

There are many books published on kundalini yoga and those who have experienced kundalini energy always advise to have a highly knowledgeable and observant teacher to guide a practitioner through the system of kundalini yoga. Yoga Nidra meditation is a powerful practice that effectively trains and strengthens our capacity for pratyahara.

Here are just three profound Yoga Sutras, but you could easily spend much more time reflecting, meditating, and taking Maharishi Patanjali's advice. Samadhi (concentration) and Vipassana (mindfulness) are the two aspects that should be practiced hand in hand.

However, to develop a fully integrated practice and achieve the final objectives of control over the mind, one needs to include in their routine all the eight limbs in some form. Those who are called to service, practice Karma Yoga, of which there are millions in every walk of life, every corner of the world, every race and creed and of both genders, while those who travel the path of knowledge are Jnana Yogis.