It is often said that we don’t find yoga, but that yoga finds us. That something in our life, in the universe, responds to our readiness to benefit from what yoga has to offer us and then presents us with an invitation. Our willingness to accept that invitation is entirely up to us. How receptive we are to such an invitation usually reflects what kind of perceptions we have of yoga.
What is yoga? What will it do for me?
The Bhagavad-gita is an encyclopedia of yoga. The word yoga and its verbal form yukta appear 114 times in the 700 verses of the Bhagavad-gita. Contrary to what some may think, yoga is not just the bodily postures most of the western world associates it with, but rather, it encompasses a wide range of ways to connect with one’s highest potential.
The Bhagavad-gita defines yoga throughout its eighteen chapters as such: