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Was does the word Yoga mean?

Dec 03, 2021

Yoga is a word thrown all over the place.

Yoga pants, Yoga class, I need to do some Yoga.

What comes to mind when you think of the word Yoga?

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Over thousands of years, words shift, they mold and adapt to the culture. Often the origins of the word long forgotten.

Take the word 'Muscle' its Latin origin comes from 'little mouse' people thought the movements of muscles looks like a little mouse moving under the skin.

Back to Yoga.

The Sanskrit origin of Yoga means to Yoke, bring together or union.

Yoga is the practice and philosophy of bringing our body, mind, and spirit together.

A question for you to ponder with your practice.

How does the intention of your practice change by honoring where the roots of the word Yoga came from?