The simple definition of yoga is to “yoke”- joining as in a union. On a practical level, yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind, and emotions. Modern cultures primarily recognize the physical limb of yoga, hatha yoga. Yoga however, is much more complex than the modern interpretations of it. The physical exercises we commonly associate with yoga help align our body, mins and spirit to achieve a peaceful state of samadhi, complete absorption in our spiritual reality. Read more.