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B. K. S. Iyengar, a well known teacher and author writes in his discussions on the Yoga Sutras:
“… Through the discipline of Yoga, both actions and intelligence go beyond these qualities [gunas] and the seer comes to experience his own soul with crystal clarity, free from the relative attributes of nature and actions. This state of purity is samadhi. Yoga is thus both the means and the goal. Yoga is samadhi and samadhi is Yoga….”
“… Usually the mind is closer to the body and to the gross organs of action and perception than to the soul. As asanas are refined they automatically become meditative as the intelligence is made to penetrate towards the core of being. Each asana has five functions to perform. These are conative, cognitive, mental, intellectual and spiritual….”
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The entire purpose is spiritual: The entire purpose of ancient, authentic, traditional Yoga, including Hatha Yoga, is spiritual in nature. Following are a few points from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a 13th century text outlining the practice of Hatha Yoga. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is possibly the best known and most authoritative text on authentic Hatha Yoga. These few references should make the true nature of Hatha Yoga clear.
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