Along with myths, there is a bit more to yoga than meets the eye, or body. Yoga actually consists of 8 limbs (parts) and you can do one of them or all of them.
The limbs include:
Yama is your attitude towards others and the world around you. There are 5 yamas:
Niyama is how you treat yourself or your attitude towards yourself. The 5 are niyama:
3) Asanas or Physical Poses
Asanas are designed to free our mind and body from tension and stress
4) Pranayama or Breathing Exercises
Prana means life force and pranayama controlling the breath.
5) Prathayara or Withdrawal of the Senses
To achieve this, you can focus your mind into an object at a time. This can also serve as a preparation for meditation.
6) Dharana or Concentration
Dharana is training the mind to focus without any distraction.
7) Dhyana or Meditation
Meditation is the practice by which there is constant observation of the mind.
8) Samadhi or Enlightenment
This is the ultimate goal of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Peace, enlightenment.