Yoga is not a religion. The word ‘Yoga’ means union of mind, body and soul. It means union with the Divine light. It is a set of practices which help the practitioner lead a holistic lifestyle. Asanas, pranayama, meditation and mantra are important aspects of this holistic practice. The divine vibrations of the mantra help us experience higher energies. If you are uncomfortable with chanting, you can simply choose to listen.