yoga is...

Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
— B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga is to bind oneself exquisitely.
— Douglas Brooks. Commentary by Christina Sell: Yoga gives the practitioner the freedom to live according to what she believes in her heart to be true. No longer enslaved by harmful or mindless habits, the practitioner devotes herself to perfecting a practice that empowers her to find freedom. Once she finds stability within, she is free to listen to the wisdom of her heart and live her life accordingly.
Yoga is the state of missing nothing.
— Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
Yoga is virtuosity in becoming yourself.
— Douglas Brooks
I can choose to find myself, manage my body, observe without reacting, without judgment, without changing anything, and keep the body relaxed when the habitual adrenaline surge is sent down the nervous system. Thus the surge is transformed - into a higher and finer energy which we may call love or wisdom.
— Red Hawk, Self Observation