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Ask a Yogi: What is the purpose of yoga?

Ask a Yogi: What is the Purpose of Yoga?

Some students of yoga are focused on flexibility and mobility.
Others are concerned with building physical strength and an exercise regimen.
Maybe they start a yoga practice looking to relax and de-stress from their busy lives.

Everyone has their own intention for practicing yoga. The purpose is different for everyone.

However, yoga's original intent is actually self-refection. The word "yoga" has been translated from the Sanskrit root word yuj which means to contemplate. Yuj has also been translated to the English root word yoke, which means to join or unite.

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