To achieve all these, one has to go beyond just asanas.
The first two limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, called Yama and Niyama, too should be mastered. In simple terms, these can be called the do’s and don’ts of everyday living and thinking.
We have to practise non-violence and truthfulness not only because we want to be good human beings but also because we want to lead a healthy and happy life. Our emotional health is as important as our physical health and we can keep both of these at the optimum level only if we adopt a lifestyle ordained by yoga masters.