This is actually a tough question. Yoga is a synthesis of many different practices. It originated in India over 5000 years old, but it’s exact time and place of origin are unknown. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word “Yuj” which means “to yoke” or “to unify”. It is the practice of uniting your individual consciousness with the Universal Consciousness through physical and spiritual disciplines (behavioural disciplines, physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, mindfulness, and self-study). It is the recognizing and remembering that you are each a unique small piece of the same big picture.