hatha yoga

hatha yo·​ga | \ ˈhə-tə-ˈyō-gə How to pronounce hatha yoga (audio) , 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

Examples of hatha yoga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iyengar yoga, a branch of hatha yoga with an intense emphasis on alignment. Lauren Depino, Glamour, "My Scoliosis Caused Me Pain and Shame—Then It Helped Me Learn to Find Alignment," 10 Apr. 2019 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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The first known use of hatha yoga was in 1818

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“Hatha yoga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hatha%20yoga. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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hatha yoga

hatha yo·​ga | \ ˈhət-ə-ˈyō-gə How to pronounce hatha yoga (audio) , ˈhät- How to pronounce hatha yoga (audio) \

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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