The Sanskrit word yoga means add, unite, or attach. Yoga can be defined as the link between body, breath and mind. Other meanings include endeavour and diligence.
Hatha Yoga focusses on posture, breath and bodily health. The basic principles of Hatha yoga were collected by Yogi Swatmarama in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in 15th century. Hatha Yoga includes both physical and breath training and aims to build strenth, flexibility and self-control.