Yoga is neither a set of exercises nor is it a matter of being able to speak as if one knows all about life on earth and elsewhere. It is not discussion on God nor is it disgust for the world. None of these things poses any serious threat or problem to our life. They exist even when we are fast asleep, but the problems do not exist then, because the creator of the problems does not exist. That creator is the notion ‘I am …’
By its various methods and techniques, yoga helps us to realize that. We derive energy or life force – prana, not so much from food, drink, exercise or even rest, as from good sleep. When ‘I’ is absent, prana flows freely. When “I” is suspended, even temporarily, we self-forgetfully love and serve – there is a great surge of energy, prana flows freely. Health, happiness, healing, holiness, power, enlightenment and ecstasy are all one and that one is beyond the “me”. When this “me” ceases to be, there is harmony. Such harmony is yoga. Prana flows. Love flows. God is.