Isolation; aloneness; absolute Oneness; one of the 108 Upanishads; one of the names of the Self. In Classical Yoga, it represents the final emancipation, suggesting the detachment from all that is changeable (prakriti) in an unconditional existence in the spirit (purusha). In the Yoga Sutras (2:25), kaivalya refers to the Self’s innate capacity to witness the contents of consciousness (thoughts, emotions, sensations, etc.) with complete detachment.