[ hath-uh-yoh-guh, huht-uh- ]
/ ˈhæθ əˈyoʊ gə, ˈhʌt ə- /


(in Yoga) a method utilizing physical exercises to control the body and attain union of the self with the Supreme Being.

Origin of hatha-yoga

From Sanskrit
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British Dictionary definitions for hatha yoga

hatha yoga

/ (ˈhʌtə, ˈhæθə) /


(sometimes capitals) a form of yoga concerned chiefly with the regulation of breathing by exercises consisting of various postures designed to maintain healthy functioning of the body and to induce mental calmCompare raja yoga

Word Origin for hatha yoga

C20: from Sanskrit hatha force + yoga
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