The craze for Yoga has definitely increased around the globe ,but invariably in the name of "Yoga ", only
physical exercises are taught ,and people doing them feel they have become Yogis .Actually ,the word "Yoga
"does not exist in the Sanskrit language or in the Vedic scriptures .The proper word is "Yog ",which means
"to unite ."In this context ,it means to unite the individual soul with the Supreme soul .
संयोगो योग इत्युक्तो जीवात्मा परमात्मनो :(गरुण पुराण )
"The union of the individual soul with God is Yog ."This
union is achieved by elevating ,purifying ,and focusing the
mind lovingly upon Him .
The Shreemad Bhagavatam states :