How Yoga Works
The word Yoga , from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yolk or bind and is often interpreted as "union" .
Yoga is a mind-body-spirit system designed to help the practitioner discover their true self. It assumes that the true self resides in the soul (or spirit) - not the body, not the mind. In daily life, the needs of the body and the desires of the mind often eclipse awareness of the soul. Yoga, in all its forms, provides a means for the practitioner to master the body and the mind so that the soul (or true self) can emerge to share in the experience of life.