Meaning of Yoga in Sanskrit
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Meaning of Yoga in Sanskrit

This quiz explores the meaning of the word 'Yoga' in Sanskrit, derived from the root 'yaj' meaning 'to join' or 'to unite'. It delves into how common people perceive yoga as just exercise or asanas, while its deeper connotation involves pranayama, meditation, and the union of the individual soul with the universal soul.

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What is the meaning of the Sanskrit root ( यज )?

To join

What does the word 'Yoga' ( योग ) mean, based on the text provided?

Union or joining

What is the common misconception about the meaning of 'Yoga' among common people?

It is only related to physical exercise

योग ( योग ) शब्द का अर्थ क्या है?

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प्राचीन संस्कृत में 'योग' का मतलब क्या होता था?

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'योग' ( योग ) के नाम से लोगों के बीच किस गलतफहमी का होता है?

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Study Notes

Sanskrit Root and Yoga

  • The Sanskrit root (यज) means "to unite" or "to join".
  • The word 'Yoga' (योग) means "to unite" or "to join", derived from the Sanskrit root (यज).
  • In ancient Sanskrit, 'Yoga' meant "to unite the individual self (Jiva) with the universal self (Brahman)".

Common Misconception

  • Among common people, there is a misconception that 'Yoga' only refers to physical postures (asanas) and exercises.
  • However, the true meaning of 'Yoga' goes beyond physical postures and encompasses a broader spiritual and philosophical context.

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