Yoga/Yoke/Uniting with the One

09/10/2011 Comments Off on Yoga/Yoke/Uniting with the One

Definitions:

  • The Sanskrit word yoga has the literal meaning of “yoke”, from a root yuj meaning to join, to unite, or to attach
  • Hindu discipline: a Hindu discipline that promotes spiritual unity with a supreme being through a system of postures and rituals
  • system of exercise: a system or set of breathing exercises and postures derived from or based on Hindu yog
  • [Late 18th century. < Sanskrityogaḥ “union”][15th century. Directly or via French< Latin union-“oneness”

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