The mind is like an ocean. Just as the ocean has endless waves, the mind too has endless thought-waves.
This ignorance is the main cause of the nature and behaviour of the individual.
The method or the technique to control the thought waves of the mind is known as ‘the practice of yoga.’
We can neither control the mind nor stop the thoughts of the mind as we have not seen both of them.
Real cognition, unreal cognition, imagination, verbal delusion, deep sleep and memory are the five mental modifications.
In yoga, the control of citta takes place in a systematic and disciplined manner.
Yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, prathyahara, dharana, dhyana and Samadhi are the eight limbs of yoga.
Success in yoga comes to him who is engaged in the practice.
In each limb of ashtanga one can experience the balance of the mind.