Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind – Sage Patanjali

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.

When consciousness dwells in wisdom, a truth-bearing state of direct spiritual perception dawns.

The goal is near for those who are supremely vigorous and intense in practice.

Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness.

The five afflictions are ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion, and the desire to cling to life.
Sage Patanjali