(in yoga) a method utilizing physical exercises to control the body and attain union of the self with the Supreme Being.
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How to use hatha yoga in a sentence
To this class belong all systems which involve the use of drugs, invocation of elementals, or the practices of hatha yoga.The Astral Plane | C. W. Leadbeater
hatha yoga emphasizes physical flexibility; raja yoga teaches breathing techniques and meditation.
hatha yoga, because of its focus on the body, belongs to the family of approaches we are considering here.
Yoga instructors (raja yoga rather than hatha yoga) also teach meditation.
British Dictionary definitions for hatha yoga
(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 calm: Compare raja yoga
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