What is Yoga …. ?

What is yoga… good question… multiple answers

For me yoga started as a way to relax. Then it became a way of life. Now it’s my path where I feel one with the universe and universal energy…

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Yoga essentially consists of meditative practices culminating in attaining a state of consciousness free from all modes of active or discursive thought, and of eventually attaining a state where consciousness is unaware of any object external to itself, that is, is only aware of its own nature as consciousness unmixed with any other objectEdwin Bryant
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.
Yoga is a journey of a discovery of the divine within. It's the immersion into the ocean within and finding the priceless pearls within. Samyak Yoga
Yoga is a meditative means of discovering dysfunctional perception and cognition, as well as overcoming it for release from suffering, inner peace and salvation
Yoga is a path to omniscience and enlightened consciousness enabling one to comprehend the impermanent (illusive, delusive) and permanent (true, transcendent) reality
Yoga is a pathway to "inner peace" through connection with the divine, by eleminating the noise of the mind, the "I" (Bhagavad Gita)
Yoga is a science that teaches us the method of joining the individual soul and the Supreme Soul. It is the merging of the individual will with the Cosmic or Universal Will.Swami_Sivananda]_
Yoga is a technique for entering into other bodies, generating multiple bodies, and the attainment of other supernatural accomplishments
Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you areErich Schiffmann
Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.Erich Schiffmann
Yoga is a work-IN, not a workout.
Yoga is all those practices that enable us to discover health – which is not the absence of the symptoms of sickness, but which is wholeness and holiness, an inner state of being in which there is no division at all.Swami Venkatesananda
Yoga is stilling the mind and eradicting the mental afflictions that cause suffering in the world (Patanjali)
Yoga is the balance, union and immersion between opposites in life
Yoga is the dance between control and surrender - between pushing and letting go- and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.Joel Kramer
Yoga is the raising and expansion of consciousness from oneself to being coextensive with everyone and everything
Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations in the mindYS 1.2
Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit
Yoga is the union of the self with the universe
Yoga is the uniting of consciousness in the heart.Nischala Joy Devi
Yoga is to perform every action mindfullySwami Kripalvananda
Yoga is trying to free ourself from dependency on prakriti (Nature) by reversing the process of evolution to find the presence of our true soul (Purusha, the Seer)
Yoga is union of the individual self (jivātma) with the supreme self (paramātma).Yoga Yajnavalkya
Yoga is uniting Atman (the inner self) with Brahman (the universal spirit) by attaining release from the worldy constraints and limited consciousness that keeps us from realizing the true state of oneness (Upanishads)
Yoga is yoking one's mind with the divine, a self transcedent quality creating a pure state of conciousness in which the awareness of "I" dissapears into a sense of divine essence (veda's)
Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions”. ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala YogamalaB.K.S. Iyengar

And the anwer to this question in this beautiful video by students and teachers of Samyak Yoga. Compiled by My Happy Yoga