In Paramahansa Yogananda’s, “Autobiography of a Yogi,” he quotes Dr. Carl G. Jung in reference to hatha yoga.
“When a religious method recommends itself as ‘scientific,’ it can be certain of its public in the West. Yoga fulfills this expectation,” Dr. Jung writes. “Quite apart from the charm of the new and the fascination of the half-understood, there is good cause for Yoga to have many adherents. It offers the possibility of a controllable experience and this satisfies the need for ‘facts,’ and besides this, by reason of its breadth and depth, its venerable age, its doctrine and method, which include every phase of life, it promises undreamed-of possibilities…”