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What is the goal of Yoga?

The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve a state of unity and harmony between the individual self (jiva) and the divine self (Atman) or with the universal consciousness (Brahman). This state is known as "yoga" or "union" and is achieved through the practice of various techniques such as physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, and ethical principles (yamas and niyamas).

In addition to this ultimate goal, yoga also has many other benefits for the physical, mental and emotional well-being. For example, the practice of yoga can improve flexibility, strength, balance, and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

Yoga is also considered a holistic practice that aims to develop self-awareness, compassion, and inner peace. It is believed that by practicing yoga regularly, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their mind, and the world around them.

Moreover, the goal of yoga can be different depending on the tradition or teacher, some of them focus mainly on the physical and mental health benefits while others focus more on the spiritual aspect of yoga.
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