Yoga is not about trying to attain something that we do not already have, but rather it is the process of thinning and reducing the veils that cover our true nature, revealing the light that has always been there, yet forgotten and colored by the impressions in our mind field.
The path is uncovering our inner freedom, peace and joy. This can be revealed through purification practices, self study, asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, consistent integration! Freedom to know thyself, to love thyself, to be with oneself. The deep and profound relationship that we can develop with the self enhances our relationships with those that we love the most, with all beings and all things.