Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. This practice was brought together by ancient yogis who believed in an existence that was beyond physical and mental. This state of spiritual existence came after one was drenched in the practices of yoga and training their body and mind.
This practice leads them through a path of detachment with the materialistic man-made world that was full of elements that became an obstacle to man’s spiritual growth. Elements like ego, pride, titles, materialism, attachments, and relations were outdone in order to detach oneself from one’s self-made identity. This was necessary to lead the life of a yogi on his spiritual path.
In their method, they trained the physical body and the minds by practices that we know as yoga, to help our body and mind achieve their full potential. By doing this training, they were to unite the two powers of man as a way to mold a path into the spiritual realm that was unique to each being. This unification happened with the practice and control of breath. The unification would lead to the spiritual realm.