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Definition of Yoga

Yoga has been derived from the Sanskrit term ‘Yuj’ that means ‘to yoke’ or simply, ‘to unite’. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word Yoga means ‘union’. Therefore, it is a union of the individual spirit with the universal spirit of God. Yoga is a combination of practices, which define the way we engage with the world to create harmony. Yoga, as a discipline means:

  • To engage
  • To participate
  • To get involved
  • To connect

Yoga is the counterbalance of the vortices of feeling. It includes every aspect of life. It promotes engagement with the world to create harmony. It boosts physical health and brings mental peace, thus helping us tune with our intrinsic nature. Maharishi Patanjali has defined yoga as the suppression of the modifications of the mind. Yoga works on the mind, energy and emotional levels of an individual, thus promoting physical and mental well-being.

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 10:28 pm