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Tyaga is a Sanskrit word that means “abandonment,” “sacrifice,” “forsaking” and “renunciation.” In the Bhagavad Gita, tyaga refers to relinquishing the fruit of one’s actions. In the context of yoga and Hindu philosophy, tyaga is the dispassionate giving up of what results from one’s actions. Something is done simply because the action is supposed to be done – not for any positive or negative result.

When practicing tyaga, the yogi gives up anything or any attachment that stands between him/her and self-realization.