- a school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation from the material world and union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
- any of the methods or disciplines prescribed, especially a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquillity, etc.
- union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
Origin of yoga
Examples from the Web for yoga
For a while yoga and pilates classes were sought out at luxury gyms like Equinox.
She completed a yoga teacher-training program and, in the spring of 2008, went on a retreat in Peru to study with shamans.
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.
Alison, meanwhile, had gone to a yoga retreat with her hippy-dippy mother.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale
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“I would go with yoga, light weight training or some elliptical,” he says.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
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In order to be more at his ease, Yoga Rama removed his turban.
I have given an account of the nature of the performance with which Yoga Rama favoured us.
Mr. Marriott was the first person to sit on the chair in front of Yoga Rama.
Yoga Rama immediately said, "Not your right hand but your left."
Yoga Rama produced a pack of cards and asked the Committee to see that it was unopened.
- a Hindu system of philosophy aiming at the mystical union of the self with the Supreme Being in a state of complete awareness and tranquillity through certain physical and mental exercises
- any method by which such awareness and tranquillity are attained, esp a course of related exercises and postures designed to promote physical and spiritual wellbeingSee Astanga yoga, Bikram yoga, hatha yoga, power yoga, raja yoga, Sivananda yoga
Word Origin and History for yoga
1820, from Hindi yoga, from Sanskrit yoga-s, literally "union, yoking" (with the Supreme Spirit), from PIE root *yeug- "to join" (see jugular).
In Hinduism, a set of mental and physical exercises aimed at producing spiritual enlightenment.