Rather than just addressing the physical body, yoga ascertains that there are indeed 5 bodies, 5 layers of self or being, that must be addressed for overall healing to take place. Find out more about the Kosha's that we are created from here.
Maharishi Patanjali succinctly defines Yoga as: Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodha or Yoga is the cessation of fluctuations of the mind. There arefive types of mental fluctuations (or vrittis) which help us get a better understanding of the workings of our mind. Find out more here!