yoga


yo·ga

noun \ˈyō-gə\

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health

Yoga : a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

Full Definition of YOGA

1
capitalized :  a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2
:  a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being
yo·gic \-gik\ adjective often capitalized

Origin of YOGA

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke
First Known Use: 1820

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

Rhymes with YOGA

yo·ga

noun \ˈyō-gə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of YOGA

1
capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2
: a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being—see hatha yoga
yo·gic \-gik\ adjective

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