Do you know the original meaning of the word yoga? Thousands of years ago, long before anybody associated yoga with exercise, yoga meant “yoke”. A thing to connect your horses to your chariot.
Since then, the meaning of yoga has exploded. Scholar David Gordon White writes that “yoga has also been employed to denote a device, a recipe, a method, a strategy, a charm, an incantation, fraud, a trick, an endeavor, a combination, union, an arrangement, zeal, care, diligence, industriousness, discipline, use, application, contact, a sum total, and the work of alchemists. …this is by no means an exhaustive list.”
I still like to think of it as a thing you use to connect your horses (your power) to your vehicle (your body). Yoke your actions to your dreams. Then every step you take is an expression of the deepest longings of your heart.