The eight steps of Raja Yoga provide a systematic process to attain inner peace, self-control, freedom from attachments, and realization of the Self.
"What use in polishing up the outside when there is no inside?"
Yoga is not a one hour daily practice - it's our chosen way of life, it pervades our being. It teaches us to maintain that perfect balance so we remain in a heightened state of awareness, of our true Self. Yoga provides us with guidelines on how to live. It is a practice and also a state of being. We do it to be in it. --Amita Jain