hatha yoga

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

Definition of hatha yoga

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

Origin and Etymology of hatha yoga

Sanskrit haṭha force + yoga yoga


First Known Use: 1890


Medical Dictionary

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

Medical Definition of hatha yoga

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


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