Since 2014 the VN declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. A great day to highlight the heart of yoga <3.

”Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah”. (Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, ).

Meaning (roughly): ”the essence of yoga is to restrain and control the fluctuations of the mind.”

To deal with all the mind-stuff (citta vrtti), we need a strong, flexible and healthy body. And that’s why we do all the stretching and the sweating (asna’s). It’s a preparation. A never ending preparation. A support. It roots us. So we can concentrate better, so we can meditate. So we are disciplined to do it. To live life in harmony with our soul, and to reach above the chatter of the mind.