hatha yoga

noun hatha yo·ga \ ˈhə-tə-ˈyō-gə , ˈhä- \
Updated on: 25 Feb 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of 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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