What is Yoga ?

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Simone Palmer asked 21-Nov-2017 in Spirituality by Simone Palmer

What is Yoga ?

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Uttam Misra answered 21-Nov-2017 by Uttam Misra

What is Yoga ?

Yoga is a more than 5000-year-old. Many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people can stretch, and breathe in complex ways.

In Sanskrit, the word yoga comes from the root yuj which means "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach" in its most common senses. Yoga is both a state of connection and a body of techniques that allow us to connect to anything.

Conscious connection to something allows us to feel and experience that thing, person, or experience. The experience of connection is a state of yoga, a joyful and blissful, fulfilling experience.

yoga is primarily a spiritual discipline and there are many types. Some of the most well-known are karma yoga, bhakti yoga, gyana yoga, and raja yoga.