Yoga means union. Union of the individual with the supreme, or union of one's body, mind, and spirit so that our actions, words and thoughts are in alignment. Yoga is not a religion but a spiritual practice that can be incorporated into one's daily life no matter what religion you follow whether it is Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and even if you’re anatheist.
"Real religion is one. It is the religion of truth and love. It is the religion of the heart. It is the religion of service, sacrifice, and renunciation. It is the religion of goodness, kindness and tolerance." - Swami Sivananda
Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses or "asanas", yoga creates harmony. Yoga practice consists of five key elements: proper breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation.