High on Waves

Swami Sivananda

Yoga is primarily a way of life, not something divorced from life. Yoga is not forsaking action, but efficient performance in the right spirit. Yoga is not running away from home and human habitation, but a process of moulding one’s attitude to home and society with a new understanding. Yoga is not a turning away from life, it is the spiritualization of life.


Yoga is the science that teaches us the way. Yoga is a search for truth. Yoga is union with God. Yoga is union with all. God dwells in all.


Yoga leads from ignorance to wisdom, from weakness to strength, from disharmony to harmony, from hatred to love, from want to fullness, from limitation to infinitude, from diversity to unity, and from imperfection to perfection.


Yoga gives hope to the sad and forlorn, strength to the weak, health to the sick and wisdom to the ignorant. A new outlook, a new health, a new awareness and a new philosophy rush in and vividly transform one’s life.