Abstract

The word “Yoga” has frmly entrenched itself in the global vocabulary. Majority believe yoga is valuable because it cures or prevents disease, making it a superb keep ft exercise. Others will only value its effectiveness in weight reduction. Some, a few, will concede that yoga practice bestows peace of mind and a feeling of well being, even of increased energy levels. No one will deny that Yoga does indeed produce all these good things. But! This is not and never has been the goal of Yoga. All these results are merely side benefts. The real purpose of Yoga was, is and shall always be Moksha, liberation, the achievement of the Highest Goal of Human Life, oneness with the Universal Self.