In the highest sense, Yoga means ‘Union’ of the
Individual Self and the Universal Being which is
of the nature of Reality, Awareness and Bliss. It
is actually the withdrawal of the turbulent ego and
mind into its own Immortal, Peaceful, Self.
In a pragmatic and practical sense, it means a Hindu
spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which,
including breath control, simple meditation, and the
adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely
practiced for health and relaxation.