“Now, the teachings of yoga. Yoga is to still the patterning of consciousness. Then pure awareness can abide in its very nature. Otherwise awareness takes itself to be the patterns of consciousness.”
Etymology of Yoga
literally speaking is “union” or “to yoke” in that it unites the breath, the body, and the mind together in one practice.
From the Latin route uno meaning ‘one’ is the action of bringing together or the fact of joining, or being joined. A union can also be defined as a state of harmony.
From the Latin jungere ‘to join’ traditionally yoke refers to a particular crossbar that one would use to join two animals together. Two oxen pulling a cart, joined by a yoke become one movement being unified by the crossbar. One cannot move right without the other following. ‘Yoke’ can be defined asor emblem or
I would suggest that the master we all share is the Oppressive Self, Ego, Identity, whatever you want to call it. I think yoga in its very definition implies wo/man’s liberation from the Self.