- 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
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Contemporary Examples of 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.
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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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Historical Examples of yoga
Yoga Rama immediately said, "Not your right hand but your left."
I have given an account of the nature of the performance with which Yoga Rama favoured us.
This exclamation appeared to disconcert Yoga Rama a good deal.
Yoga Rama produced a pack of cards and asked the Committee to see that it was unopened.
At that moment Yoga Rama came into the foyer, and he was accused by us of having been able to see.
- 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 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.