Yoga Sūtra Chapter Three verse 34

ह्र्डये चित्तसंवित् ॥३४॥

hṛdaye citta-saṃvit ||34||

On the heart, an understanding of the psyche.

hṛdaya - heart or region of the heart as the seat of feelings and sensations; mind as the seat of mental operations; the heart or centre or core or essence or best or dearest or most secret part of anythingcitta - psyche (the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious); mind; heartsaṃvid - an understanding

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“From meditating on the Heart,
we come to know the habits of the Mind.
From coming to know the habits of the Mind,
we come to know the Intrinsic Nature of the Mind.”

“Yoga Dhyānam is the art of settling the mind in the heartspace.”

“Intelligent Yoga practice invites you
into the field of the Heart within which
resides the mystery of its meaning.”