The word Yoga is derieved from the Dhatu (root) 'Yuj' meaning 'to unite'. As said in the scriptures , 'Jeevatma, Paramatma Eikma Avasya yogaha' which translates to 'That which unites the Soul (Jeevatma) with God (Paramatma) is Yoga' (Shandilya Upanishad).
The history of yoga dates several thousand years back, to the Vedic Era.It is said that the origin of Yougashastra is Brahma.However it is the Sage Pathanjali who renewed the yoga sutras in around 3rd century B.C. There are different versions of definitions for yoga.However neither of them can fully describe the greatness of Yoga. read more