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astanga-yoga the eightfold path of yoga practice taught by Patanjali comprised of rules for behaviour, codes of conduct, postures, breath regulation, restraint of the senses, concentration, meditation, and trance. Astanga-yoga is the dharma of the Age of Satya and the primary means to attain realisation of the Supersoul. It is impractical in the Age of Kali, though modified forms of it are practised at present as a means to pursue health, enjoyment, supernatural powers (siddhis), and impersonal liberation (sayujya-mukti).
astanga-yoga: meditational yoga performed in eight steps: yama, niyama, asan, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyan, and samadhi, viz., self-control, mental restraint, posture, breath-control, restraint of the senses, steady mental control, meditation, and meditational trance centered on Lord Visnu. Generally impractical in the present age.