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The preliminary movement of Rajayoga is a careful self-discipline by which good habits of mind are substituted for the lawless movements that indulge the lower nervous being. By the practice of truth, by renunciation of all forms of egoistic seeking, by abstention from injury to others, by purity, by constant meditation and inclination to the divine Purusha who is the true lord of the mental kingdom, a pure, glad, clear state of mind and heart is established. <ref></ref>
==Discipline and Hatha -Yoga [Physical Discipline]==
The body is not to the Hathayogin a mere mass of living matter, but a mystic bridge between the spiritual and the physical being...The two main members of its physical discipline, to which the others are mere accessories, are ''āsana'', the habituating of the body to certain attitudes of immobility, and ''prāṇāyāma'', the regulated direction and arrestation by exercises of breathing of the vital currents of energy in the body. <ref></ref>