Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 6 Pramana-Viparyaya-Vikalpa-Nidra-Smrtayah Those harmful and harmless modifications are of five kinds, namely – Right Knowledge, Wrong Knowledge, Imagination, Sleep and Recollection . Pramana: right knowledge Viparyaya: wrong knowledge Vikalpa: imagination, delusion Nidra: deep sleep Smrtayah: memory, remembering...

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 3 Tada-Drastuh-Svarupe-Avasthanam Tada: then Drastuh: of the seer , self Svarupe: in his own nature or essence Avasthanam:being in a state Then The Seer Abides In Itself Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: Hardly few words, but these 195 sutras make up...

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 2 Yoga: yoga Citta:personality complex Vrtti:activities , fluctuations Nirodhah: control , regulation Yoga Is The Suppression Of The Modifications Of The Mind Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: This is the definition of Yoga – stoppage of the Citta. Yoga suggests that it...

WILL POWER H. Sequiera Through the practice of yoga, one can strengthen one's will power. One does not have to do heroic things to develop one's will power. Doing some simple yoga practices, regularly and with devotion can enhance one's will power. Some selected Pranayama also do the same. Keeping the mind one pointed, while doing the yoga practices, followed by focusing the mind on a candle light, or on one's breath or doing any concentration-centering practice also helps. This enhanced will power then can be applied to the daily chores. Without delay and procrastination it one does the entire chores one has to do willingly and with attention also enhance the will power. Improving one's self control in all dealings during the day, by control of thought and speech also helps. Holding one's tongue (metaphorically that is), also helps one to develop will power and thus control the mind. A short period of 'mauna' (inner and outer silence) greatly helps to develop our will. Control on one's diet is also helpful. Eating at fixed times, foods that enhance one's mental energy is a good way to develop the will. This control also extends to the quantity of food. Going to bed early and getting up early helps one to plan one's day and then apply one's will power to do all things well, with attention and precision. Thus Yoga provides us a framework to improve our will - drop by drop - and develop our will. To develop the will one does not have to do heroic things or think too much; just do it.