The greater part of Yoga practiced today anywhere in the world resembles gymnastic and the other way round: a few types of gymnastics, both of Western and Indian origin, look considerably like Yoga. The two converge in a portion of the current amalgams of Western gymnastics and Indian Yoga, or even Indian gymnastics and Western Yoga, or any comparative blend, can truly be confusing even to a practitioner expert in the field of Yoga so, not to mention a lay spectator or an ignorant buyer of these "Yoga items". Obviously, a great many people couldn't care less about such "minuscule" differences and are pretty much content with their schedules or practices, whatever their name is. What's more, shockingly enough, most Yoga instructors are not in any case mindful of it. Be that as it may, a refinement, regardless of how vague or irrelevant it might show up at first sight, must be made in light of the fact that the quality, strategies and purposes of doing Yoga, and the advantages it gives are very not the same as those associated with gymnastic, paying little mind to how it is considered and practiced.
Gymnastics includes a wide range of physical exercises performed in diverse ways and for diverse purposes, sometimes as a preparatory practice and sometimes as the terminating practice, but the basic idea of gymnastics is body development and growth or body fitness in terms of stamina, strength, health, agility, flexibility, dexterity, coordination, balance, endurance etc.