Aṣṭāṅga-yoga

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Astanga-yoga, ASTAGga-yoga, Ashtaanga-yoga


Aṣṭāṅga-yoga literally means ‘yoga of eight limbs’.

The Yoga system of Patañjali (200 A. C.) recommends a graded practice of eight limbs or steps for controlling the mind fully and realizing the puruṣa or the Self. Hence this system has been named accordingly.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore