hatha yoga

noun
hatha yo·ga | \ˈhə-tə-ˈyō-gə, ˈhä-\

Definition of hatha yoga 

: a system of physical exercises for the control and perfection of the body that constitutes one of the four chief Hindu disciplines

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In fact, one study comparing the effects of hatha yoga and resistance exercise found that both activities improved mental health and wellbeing. NBC News, "7 benefits of strength training that go way beyond building muscle," 8 Feb. 2018 This means that virtually all yoga classes in the West are hatha yoga. Carol Krucoff, Washington Post, "More older people are doing yoga, but they are also racking up injuries," 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of hatha yoga

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hatha yoga

Sanskrit haṭha force + yoga yoga

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hatha yoga

noun
hatha yo·ga | \ˈhət-ə-ˈyō-gə, ˈhät- \

Medical Definition of hatha yoga 

: a form of yoga emphasizing a system of physical postures for balancing, stretching, and strengthening the body

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