“The primary aim of yoga is to restore the mind to simplicity and
peace, and free it from confusion and distress. This sense of calm
comes from the practice of yogic asanas and pranayama. Unlike other
forms of exercise which strain muscles and bones, yoga gently
rejuvenates the body. By restoring the body, yoga frees the mind from
the negative feelings caused by the fast pace of modern life. The
practice of yoga fills up the reservoirs of hope and optimism within
you. It helps you overcome all obstacles on the path to perfect health
and spiritual contentment. It is a rebirth.”

BKS Iyengar