There are many aspects to Yoga Philosophy. The history is very rich and very complex. When it comes to Yoga practice, most people think it is just a variety of poses that are strung together. However, Yoga practice is much more than just the poses. The poses are only one piece of eight separate sections of Yoga practice. These sections are called the Eight Limbs of Yoga.
The Eight Limbs of Yoga are listed in order of how you should practice, starting with how you treat others and yourself. This leads into the basic postures and then breath control. The next four limbs are the process of meditation ultimately leading to supreme ecstasy.