[T]his dichotomization is too simplistic, for continuities can undoubtedly be found between renunciation and vedic Brahmanism, while elements from non-Brahmanical, Sramana traditions also played an important part in the formation of the renunciate ideal.
The so-called Raja Yoga refers to Ashtanga Yoga, the eight limbs to be practiced to attain samadhi, as described in the Yoga Sutras of Pantajali.
Its epistemology (pramanas) is same as the Samkhya school.
English yoke and Latin iugum/jugum), the word took on broader meanings such as "employment, use, application, performance" (compare the figurative uses of "to harness" as in "to put something to some use").
All further developments of the sense of this word are post-Vedic.
Core techniques have been preserved in ancient Buddhist texts and have proliferated and diversified through teacher-student transmissions.
Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana.Yoga can take on meanings such as "connection", "contact", "union", "method", "application", "addition" and "performance". For example, guṇáyoga means "contact with a cord"; chakráyoga has a medical sense of "applying a splint or similar instrument by means of pulleys (in case of dislocation of the thigh)"; chandráyoga has the astronomical sense of "conjunction of the moon with a constellation"; puṃyoga is a grammatical term expressing "connection or relation with a man", etc.Thus, bhaktiyoga means "devoted attachment" in the monotheistic Bhakti movement.More prosaic moods such as "exertion", "endeavour", "zeal", and "diligence" are also found in Indian epic poetry.There are very many compound words containing yoga in Sanskrit.It aims to reach and to remain in the pure state of soul which is believed to be pure conscious, beyond any attachment or aversion.