For thousands of years, Yoga has been known as meditation, a tool for liberation. In the last one hundred years, however, the word Yoga has become a homonym. It now represents two different things that rarely meet: gymnastics and meditation.
“Yoga meditation is the art and science of systematically observing, accepting, understanding, and training each of the levels of our being, such that we may coordinate and integrate those aspects of ourselves, and dwell in the direct experience of the center of consciousness.”
- Swami Jnaneshvara
Between where we are and Self-Realization, stands the mind. To attain direct experience of the Self, which is beyond the mind, we must encounter and explore the mind itself, so as to transcend it.