As T.K.V. Desikachar wrote in "The Heart of Yoga:"
"Yoga has its roots in Indian thought, but its content is universal because it is about the means by which we can make the changes we desire in our lives . . . It is not necessary to subscribe to any particular ideas of God in order to follow the yoga path."
The Yoga Sutras describe
an approach to life that is compatible with having a specific religious
faith, but it is also compatible with simply trying to lead an ethical