Transformation of mind through Yoga

Transformation of mind through Yoga

How do the eight aspects of yoga help the consciousness (citta) to reach a prosperous state free from the influence of waves of thought, afflictions and obstacles.

Yoga is a discipline which purpose is to create cohesion between body, mind, intelligence, consciousness and "the seeker." The main reason for practicing yoga is to unify the twenty-four traditional principles of nature (praktri) with eternally radiant or "seeing" purusa.

Practice makes the senses, the mind and the consciousness involution towards "the one who sees" and at the same time I feel like "the one who sees".

 The five elements are:

  • Earth
  • Water
  • fire
  • Wind
  • space
“By gaining control over the elements and their qualities through sadhana, the body derives its wealth in the form of beauty, grace, strength and compactness, and shines with the brilliance of the diamond, in short, the beauty and vivacity of the body. “
— (PYS III.47)


When Arjuna found himself before the true form of Lord Krishna, he could not bear the light of God's light and asked the Lord to bless him with eyes that could see the light clearly (BG, XI 4-9)

Patanjali says that the body has to become as hard and compact as the diamond pair, which when pure enters its field of vision, can withstand and retain the luminous light.

“The practice of yoga keeps the senses of perception under control so that they leave aside the contact with the objects of the world and advance in the direction of Self. Commitment to this inner path causes the outer mind to become an inner mind, which, together with consciousness, realizes its noblest aspect, which is nothing but the movement towards the vision of “the seeker.”
— (PYS III.48)


The practice has taught me how to learn on my own. I have begun to understand the patterns of behavior of my body, my brain, my mind and my intelligence. Many times I have seen how my body and my mind did not cooperate frequently and my practice had no direction. Sometimes my body has been willing to work, but the intellect of the head and heart seemed nonexistent, which exhausts with physical strength and willpower.

Sometimes I have practiced with the body without involving the mind, other times only from the mind and I have observed the reactions of my body. In this way, when the body does not want to cooperate use the strength of the mind.

Understanding this and practicing this every day has made me have confidence and clarity, it has given me this way of recognizing when I am doing things wrong.
Practicing the asanas in this way has allowed me to connect the physical body with the subtle body.

This process of inner search has made me try to reflect by detecting the vibrations and actions that each part of my body has; And to recognize if there is any kind of dissatisfaction or adverse or arrhythmic sensations, finding a way to eliminate them. Thus, I have learned to judge myself, to judge my actions and to observe them, is a method of experimenting with myself and the types of changes that the mind entails.

There must be a syntony between the mind and the mobility of the body, Iyengar calls it conscious perception, where asanas must be practiced in a way that allows the mind to follow the movements of the body.

That focused consent should be felt in every particle of the body, in other words, when we practice asanas, if a part of the body moves, the whole body must coordinate with it and move as well; The asanas must be made using the body as an instrument with which the mind and the intelligence are sensitized, "honoring your temple and treating it with care."


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