Thanks for this thought provoking and moving post. When I read it I could not help but see the many parallels between the conception of yoga described and (early) Wittgenstein’s views on logic. A very strange connection to make perhaps, but I happen to view his conception of the world as one of the most beautiful ever described by man. Therefore I found it impossible to not feel a great affinity for the yogic system you write about so elegantly here. While I am not a practitioner of the physical aspect(s) of yoga, I admire and appreciate those along with its spiritual tenets, especially as you expound upon in the piece. Unfortunately, I mostly fall far far short of the ideals as you described them, but that does not mean I have given up trying to understand why.
See the post below for an example that I think illustrates my point.