What is Yoga, exactly? Is it just an exercise form? Is it a religion, a philosophy, an ideology? Or is it something else entirely?
The concept of yoga originated in India several thousands of years ago. The founders of this great practice were the Immortal saints and sages who still live with us with these great practices. These saints and sages brought about these scientifically sound practices within everybody’s reach.
YOGA is very popular today and respected because of its practicality. However, the science of yoga and its techniques have been reoriented to suit the modern sociological need and life style. Experts in the modern medical sciences are realising and accepting the role of yoga in prevention and mitigation of diseases and promotion of health.
Definition of yoga
Generally, the world Yoga means “Union” Etymologically it has been derived from Sanskrit word YUJ meaning to Bind- Join -Attach-Yoke. It signifies union with supreme universal spirit to obtain relief from pain ,suffering.
The ultimate goal of Yoga is union of Individual soul to Universal soul – jivatama to param atma
This union come with yog sadhana –
Yoga defined in various texts or its reference comes in various scriptures