WHO THIS IS FOR
Yoga Philosophy is focused on helping practitioners of yoga deepen and enrich their engagement with yoga, by philosophy. Patañjali in the ancient Yoga Sūtra (II.1) breaks the practice of yoga down into three components:
tapas: friction, producing heat. Yoga and hence Yoga Philosophy are for people who want to disrupt restrictions, and push boundaries for thriving.
svādhyāya: studying one’s self, mastering oneself. Yoga and hence Yoga Philosophy is for people who are dedicated to a practice of self mastery, such as the practice of āsanas (postures).
Īśvarapraṇidhānāna: devotion to the ideal. Yoga and hence Yoga Philosophy for people who don't want to settle for less than the ideal.