Chapter 2: the qualities necessary to change the mind from a state of distraction to one of attention

{2.1} The practice of Yoga must reduce both physical and mental impurities. It must develop our capacity for self-examination and help us to understand that, in the final analysis, we are not the masters of everything we do.


2.2} Then such practices will be certain to remove obstacles to clear perception

{2.3} The obstacles are misapprehensions, confused values, excessive attachments, unreasonable dislikes and insecurity.

{2.4} Misapprehension is the source of all others obstacles. They need not appear simultaneously and their impact varies. Sometimes they are obscure and barely visible; at other times they are exposed and dominant.