Yoga, in the simplest definition is union, unite, or to yoke. Union, as it pertains to yoga is a fusion between the mind, body, and spirit. It is a system of physical and mental disciplines that includes postures, breathing exercises, and meditation.
Yoga is a universal practice that dates back 5,000 years or more. It was created in India to improve spiritual health. Yoga is not a religion, nor do you have to be religious to practice yoga. It does not belong to any individual, group of individuals, or religion, but has been practiced by individuals, groups, and organizations, as well as practiced by various religions and incorporated into traditional ceremonies.