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By Swami Harshananda
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.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore