In many religions, the soul is thought to be eternal and unchanging, and created by or connected with the Divine. It is considered to be the force of life, spirit, light, or the Divine within a person. It is also considered in many religions and cultures to be the eternal and most real part of an individual.
Within the practice of yoga, an individual aims to discipline the body and ego in order to connect the individual soul with the supreme soul, or Divine, thereby realizing the true Self. In yoga philosophy, this is accomplished through meditation, self-study and self-discipline throughout one’s practice.