Yoga (v. योग, IAST: yoga) is a concept in Indian culture that broadly means a combination of various spiritual, mental and physical practices developed in different directions of Hinduism and Buddhism and aimed at controlling the mental and physiological functions of the body in order to achieve an elevated individual spiritual and mental state. In a narrower sense, yoga is one of the six orthodox schools (darshan) of the philosophy of Hinduism.
The main areas of yoga: raja yoga, karma yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga and hatha yoga. In the context of the philosophy of Hinduism, yoga refers to the system of raja yoga as set forth in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and closely related to the fundamental principles of Sankhya. Yoga is discussed in various Hindu scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita and Tantra. The ultimate goal of yoga can be completely different: from improving physical health to achieving moksha. Outside of India, the term "yoga" is often associated only with hatha yoga and its asanas - physical exercises, which does not reflect the spiritual and spiritual aspects of yoga. One who studies and practices yoga is called a yogi or yogi.
By combining these four elements of inner work, you will turn ordinary physical postures into yoga asanas and achieve your goals much faster, whether it is losing weight or simply improving your physical condition and health.