ABOUT Therapeutic Yoga Yoga comes from the word Yuj which means union. It can mean union of body, mind and soul. This is the philosophical aspect. Yoga is a part of Indian philosophy Shatdarsana. The ultimate aim of yoga / human birth is self-realization. Yoga as a science has been developed by Maharshi Patanjali, and compiled into a book called Patanjali Yoga Sutras. In this book the Maharshi has explained the afflictions of body and mind and how to overcome them through a systematic approach called Ashtang yoga.