To find comfort of being regardless of what position we find ourselves in, or where on earth we find ourselves in that position. Asana is often referred to as posture, or a steady and comfortable seat that can be maintained with state of ease and relaxation. In Hatha yoga, asanas are specific postures for the physical body that help in removing energy blocks; thus opening the Chakras and encouraging the flow of prana (energy). By creating better control over the body, we create better control over the mind.
Extension or expansion of life energy through breathing practices. "A balanced rhythmical pattern of breath that steadies the mind and emotions." By practicing breathing techniques with full awareness, we are better able to increase the vital life energies (prana) of which we depend upon.
The Continuous inward flow of 'Dhyana' consciousness. The natural continuation or deeping of concentration and awareness by practicing an inward flow of concentration we are better able to experience our full potential and internal source of eternal bliss.
(man) mind - (tra) to liberate A tool to help focus and calm the mind, thus freeing it from bondage. Mantras are a collection of sounds that both meaning and subtle sound vibrations enable one an expansion of consciousness.
Mudras are specific body positions which channelizes the energy produced by asana and pranayama into various centers of the body, thus supporting the particular states of the mind that one may be trying to encourage.
(Bond or Bank) There are three main ways of "locking" prana (life force) within the body: the root lock (Mula Bandha), upward lock(Uddiyana Bandha) , and chin lock( Jalandhara Bandha). The work lock can often be misleading, as prana is still able to easily move into the body through their engagement. Bandhas simply prevent it from leaving, by containing it within the physical form.
(Wheel) There are seven main energy centers within the body. They are located at the crown of the head, the center of the forehead just behind the eyebrows, the center of the throat, the hearts center, the area slightly above the naval, below the naval at the reproductive area, and at the pelvic floor (tail bone).
The concept of diet and nutrition is found though out yoga texts.
(Service) By selflessly giving a part of our self to others, we are able to create space for abundance. Selfless service is one of the most important aspects of yoga, though it is commonly overlooked. We can not go into a cave in the mountains and meditate forever. We must put ourselves in the middle of humanity so as to help make it a better place.