The Essence of Yoga takes you where you are, and can lead you forward from that point. It is to take you to the realization that you are infinite.
One of the main points in this talk, is to help us understand where we are now spiritually and where we are headed – union with God.
Kriyananda discusses how all yoga paths lead to the same goal.
Indian scriptures describe the difference between different functions of consciousness: mon, buddhi, ahankara, and chitta. Mon means mind, buddhi means intellect, ahankara means ego, chitta means feeling.
Kriyananda gave several talks called The Essence of Yoga and the subject matter is quite different each time. You can tell by the date after a title of a talk if it is a different talk.