Yoga is a word originating in another language (Sanskrit) that is used in the English language, just like sushi is a Japanese word used in English. I developed my personal definition of sushi by trying sushi. The word sushi causes various images to jump into my mind and feelings to rush through my system. Just hearing the word sushi can cause me to salivate. My personal definition of sushi – as a once in a while sushi eater living in New York City who has never traveled to Japan – is going to be different from that of a Japanese native who eats sushi often, and is also going to be different from the unlucky person who tried sushi once and got food poisoning. All of our experiences are going to color and shape our own personal definition of the word, and, certainly, be much more genuine for us than that of our dear friend Merriam Webster: “a Japanese dish of cold cooked rice shaped in small cakes and topped or wrapped with other ingredients (such as pieces of raw fish),” and that’s just fine.