Ash·​tan·​gi ash-ˈtäŋ-gē How to pronounce Ashtangi (audio)
plural Ashtangis
: a person who practices or teaches Ashtanga yoga
Within minutes I am just a few blocks away at the yoga studio where I begin my early morning ritual with other AshtangisKim Coulter, Yoga Journal, May/June 2002

Word History


ashtanga + agental -i (probably after yogi)

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ashtangi was in 1999

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“Ashtangi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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