Yoga emerged from the ancient Vedic traditions of ten thousand years ago or more. It was in response to the desire to to understand the various aspects of human experience, from the physical through to the more subtle aspects of human existence. Yoga today is a science of understanding and working with your body and mind.
Through yoga, people find their own fundamental identity and so are able to discover the peace and strength needed to live in a complex, ever-changing world. Yoga provides an approach for managing all the aspects of our being, from our health through to our sense of purpose and meaning.
When we think of yoga, we mean development of the human personality in every aspect. When we practice yoga, we practise it for attaining balance, harmony and equilibrium in all aspects of our personality and expression. – SWAMI NIRANJAN