About the word “yoga” it’s a Sanskrit noun yoga is derived from the sanskrit root yuj (युज्) “to attach, join, harness, yoke”. In the context of yoga sutras, the word Yoga means Union. The term kriyāyoga has a technical meaning in the Yoga Sutras (2.1), designating the “practical” aspects of the philosophy, i.e. Even though yoga is an ancient Indian practice, the Americans practicing yoga has grown by over 50% since 2015. In the classical Astanga yoga system, the ultimate goal of yoga practice is to achieve the state of Samadhi and abide in that state as pure awareness.