The Absolute is not a deity, but instead considered an impersonal, ultimate truth and power that life and all reality cannot exist outside of. It is also believed to be the cause of the universe; it is the universal soul that gives life to all.
The Upanishads, Sanskrit texts from the Vedic era, define the Absolute as satyam jnanam anantam brahma. Satyam means "that which never changes," jnanam means "knowledge," and anantam means "infinity," and brahma refers to the Hindu creator god.
Yoga, as a spiritual discipline, helps the practitioner to understand and experience the Absolute. Yoga helps one master the senses and, ultimately, the mind, thereby bringing the self closer to the Absolute.