Yoga in sanskrit means UNION.
We can translate this to mean many things. The union between mind and body; between breath and movement; between our mind and soul.
For me personally yoga is the union between truth (satya) and life (jivana).
I would like to share a quote with you from the book Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste that I think sum up yoga completely.
“Yoga is ultimately a journey into truth: truth about who you really are, what you are really capable of, how your actions affect your life.”
For me that is what yoga is about. Truth. Then we bring that truth into our lives. We can use yoga to ask ourselves where we are not living by our truth and then sort those areas of our lives out. If we are not living from truth then we are cheating ourselves. We will also be unhappy. Align yourself with the truth and everything will fall into place.