Jnana is related to the word “Knowledge”.
Yoga is also a system of philosophy or psychology, a method of gaining knowledge.
The principles of yoga philosophy are intended to be applied in life, to life, practically. Applying the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and teachings found in the ancient texts of Samkhya and The Upanishads… but also modern texts, to a life, lived.
Yoga as a philosophy does not tell you what to think or ask you to believe in unproven tenets of religious faith. Rather it encourages enquiry, offers valuable perspectives for seeing and discovering for ourselves, helps to clarify and organise our beliefs and knowledge around a coherent central understanding: a key teaching about the SELF.
Knowing who you are, a great deal of the rest that there is to know either falls into place, or if it is unnecessary knowledge, falls away…