The word yoga has the same root as the English word yoke. Thus yoga can be understood to be a method of spiritual union. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me;... for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Perhaps he was really saying, “Take my yoga upon you.” For Jesus had a yoga. He followed a specific discipline, in which he was trained in his travels in the East.
- Matt. 11:30.