Yoga is a building foundation for meditation and other higher tantric practices such as ritual, mantra and visualization. The word yoga means “to yolk” or “unify”. This unification with our divine self starts with asanas and later progresses with Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga and Jnana yoga. Yoga is a very extensive and complex science which includes Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and Pranayama. Its a life time of study and commitment for an interested aspirant who would like to move beyond the body and attain higher states of mind.