I came across this definition of yoga in my readings and have shared it in many of my classes. For those of you who have asked for a copy of it here it is. Let me be clear these are not my words they are the words of Anodea Judith.
"Yoga is a set of principles, beliefs and practices for uniting mater to spirit, body to mind, personal to universal and mortal to immortal. It is a path for aligning and opening more deeply to the divine, not only for liberation and transcendence but also for manifestation and immanence. Yoga has always been a path to higher states of consciousness, but it is simultaneously a path for bringing divine energy down into us, to shine out through us and radiate out into the world. Ultimately this path dissolves separation between self and divine until we realize there is no difference." - Anodea Judith
So beautifully written and the perfect way to explain the unexplainable feeling yoga brings to each and everyone of us.
Light and Love, Laura