In this lesson, we explore many expert definitions of yoga, and why people practice.
Be aware of the profound depth and potential scope of yoga as a philosophy and practice, and consider multiple perspectives on the purpose of practice.
Note that there are many meanings of the word yoga and consider why that may be so. Define yoga according to its Sanskrit origins and explain the context from which yoga philosophy originates. Describe some of the many ways in which experts have defined and described yoga. Distinguish the definition of yoga from why we practice it, offering perspectives on the purpose of practice, both short-term and what might be considered the grander or ultimate purpose.
Get Inspired: 2-Minute Message
To view this page and thousands more, we invite you to join Yoga Teacher Central, serving teachers since 2012.
You'll get instant access to a massive, organized library of practical and time-tested lessons, plans, and support for yoga teachers and trainers.
The entire site is member-supported and ad-free.