Yoga is the union of the body, mind and soul to the universe/divine.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and many different interpretations have developed about what yoga means.
Yuj is a Sanskrit root word which means “to yoke,” “to unite,” “to add” or “to join.” It is the origin of the word, yoga, it stemmed from the word yuj because yoga is a discipline that aims to unite the mind, body and soul with the cosmos.
Yoga is equanimity, indifference, oneness.Bhagavad Gita chapt. 2.47
All forms of asana based yoga simultaneously cleanse and strengthen the body and the mind regular practice release the blockages in the body allowing the prana / chi to flow effortlessly unobstructed through the individual
Hatha yoga is the origin of all other styles of yoga.
Hatha means the (Ha) sun and (tha) moon the practice of hatha balances out these energies within, hatha also means “force” the yoga of force which entails any yogic practice that does with the physical body including shatkriya (cleansing), asana, pranayama, hatha yoga is a preparatory program for the practitioner to meditation for a prolonged period of time at ease.
Vinyasa means “to place in a special way”. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid movement. Vinyasa sequence smoothly transitions from pose to pose, with the intention of linking breath to movement.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with postures that are held for longer periods of time, the sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the energy channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in Hatha yoga.
Yoga is the control of the fluctuations of the mind.Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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