Yogacara means "yoga practice." Yoga is a word that has come to mean bending and stretching to many Americans but, in its original sense, refers to joining together or uniting. Yogacara, therefore, is about integration, connection, and harmony. Yoga practice traditionally includes ethical living, meditative absorption and analysis, and training of breath and body. Yogacara teachings in particular emphasize compassionate living and meditation.
~Ben Connelly, in Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara