Yoga sutra 1.3
Tada drashtuh svarupevasthanam:
Then the seer is established, resting in its true nature.
This sutra explains that the deep inner self is our very essence.
Once we are able to calm the fluctuations of the mind, we begin to perceive the objects of the world the way they are and see reality for what it is; our perception is no longer distorted. It is only when the mind is no longer in turmoil that our inner self can rest peacefully in its natural abode.
In yoga this stillness is known as samadhi—a state in which the mind is free from all fluctuations and disturbances.
Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™