Yoga releases the creative potential of life. It does this by establishing a structure for self realization, by showing how we can progress along the journey, and by opening a sacred vision of the ultimate, of our divine origin, and final destiny. The light that yoga sheds on life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees. It brings knowledge and elevates it to wisdom.
To know oneself is to know one’s body, mind and soul. Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. The inward journey will allow you to explore and to integrate each of these aspects of your being. From your physical body, you will journey inward to discover your subtle bodies - your energy body, where breath and emotions reside; your mental body where thoughts and obsessions can be mastered; your intellectual body where intelligence and wisdom can be found; and your divine body, where the universal soul can be glimpsed.
- Excerpt from Light on Life by BKS Iyengar