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  • NIRF Yoga Certification Ranking: 27
  • Syllabus: CBSE (NCERT) + UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) Based

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Yoga: Etymology, definitions, aim, objectives and misconceptions



Unit Objecives


At the end of this unit, you will be able to:


  1. - Explain the meaning of Yoga


  1. - Describe, why Yoga is so relevant in today’s fast paced world


  1. - Explain different definiion of Yoga


  1. - Describe different streams of Yoga


  1. - Explain eight limbs of ‘Ashtang Yoga’


  1. - Explain major benefits of doing Yoga


  1. - Describe the significance of ‘Internaional Yoga Day’

What is Yoga?

The word Yoga is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Yog’, which means ‘Jod’ in Hindi or ‘Joining’ in English. This is joining of ‘Jivatam’ (Human) with ‘Parmatma’ (God). Through the pracice of Yoga, one can have Self-realisaion and achieve God. ‘Yog’ word became Yoga in English.

For a simple person, Yoga is another form of physical exercise. By doing physical exercises, one can develop only body muscles. But through Yoga, one achieves the condiioning of even all the internal organs like - heart, brain, spleen, liver, lungs, intesines, etc. Apart from these vital organs, through Yoga all the glands, like - thyroid, pituitary and penial gland of the brain, funcion better.


Fig: Yoga Pose



Fig. Human Body Parts that are Positively Effected by Yoga




Yoga is practical aid, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system for development of the body, mind, and spirit. The regular practice of yoga will not only lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, but will also give you a feeling of being at one with the nature. In the present time, more and more people, especially the Westerners, are resorting to Yoga to find a cure for chronic health problems and attain a peace of mind. They are also curious about knowing what exactly is Yoga and what all are included in it. Although many of us are well aware of the health benefits of Yoga, not everyone knows about the origin and exact definition of Yoga. It is a popular belief that Yoga merely includes stretching and warm up exercises.


Fig: Dhyan Mudra in Yoga

Originated in ancient India, Yoga typically means 'union' between the mind, body, and spirit. It involves the practice of physical postures and poses, which is also referred to as 'asana' in Sanskrit. As the name suggests, the ultimate aim of practising Yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind and to attain self-enlightenment. To accomplish it, Yoga makes use of different movements, breathing exercises, relaxation technique, and meditation. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle with a balanced approach.

The oldest physical discipline in existence known to humanity, the Yoga brings stability to the body and the wavering mind. It increases the lubrication of joints, ligaments, and tendons of the body. Studies in the field of medicine suggest that Yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete conditioning to the body because it massages all the internal organs and glands. It reduces the risk of many diseases. Yoga can create a permanently positive difference to the lifestyle of anybody practicing it on a regular basis.

Yoga is a perfect way to ensure overall health and physical fitness. Through meditation, breathing exercises (called pranayams); you can banish all your stress and lead a healthy life. In fact, it is one of the best remedies known to humankind, for curing chronic ailments that are otherwise difficult to be cured by other medications. People suffering from backaches and arthritis are often suggested to do asanas that concentrate on the exercise of the muscles at the strategic locations. Pranayamas are the best breathing exercises to increase the capacity of lungs.

The amazing thing about Yoga is that its positive effects on the health and mind are visible over time. Another specialty about Yoga is its wide choice of asanas. Depending upon the stamina and overall health, you can choose from the mild pranayamas and asanas to high-intensity asanas. It is a medication without the actual use of medicines. Moreover, no visible side effects are associated with the practice of Yoga on a regular basis. All you need to know is the most appropriate asanas according to the ability and structure of your body. Also, you need to know the right way of performing the asanas, because any wrong attempt can cause sprains and injuries.

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. There is no single definition of yoga. To experience truth through yoga, we must study its classical definitions and reflect on our understanding of it.

If we wish to connect to the intuitive, creative part of us and realize the eternal Self, we need to consider what yoga really is. Each definition of yoga reveals a part of the ocean of knowledge and experience that forms the yogic path.


Fig. . Bhujangasana in Yoga


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