YOGA CHITTA VRITTI NIRODHAH… (Yoga Sutras by Patanjali)
The path of yoga is about mind conquest. Dispassion, discrimination, renunciation, meditation are the means to destroy the mind. Eradicate all desires, thoughts, likes and dislikes, craving and aversion. Mind is the dividing wall between the individual soul and the Supreme soul. If the mind is destroyed, the individual soul becomes identical with the Supreme soul.
Conquest of Mind – Swami Sivananda
*This is nothing to do with whether our body is flexible and strong enough to be able to perform some “acrobatic” asana poses or not…