Before we continue (or start) this conversation, we've gotta make sure we're all on the same page. I went down the etymology rabbit-hole and went back to the original meanings of these words and defined them for us.
yoga - union, to join
union - action of joining one thing to another, agreement, accord, state of matrimony, oneness, unity, a uniting
join - to unite (things) into a whole, combine, put or bring together
physical - relating to the body
fitness - ability to stay fit
fit - healthy
health - free from illness or injury
Now that we're all defined up, the new question becomes:
Q: How do joining parts of a whole and the bodies ability to stay free from illness or injury connect?
A: If we look at The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, it tells us what the different parts of the whole that create yoga are. One of these parts is physical posture practice, also known as asana.
Well now we know how yoga and the "physical" part of "physical fitness" connect. And that's about as many definitions my brain can handle for today!
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