yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə \

Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

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Other Words from yoga

yogic \ ˈyō-​gik \ adjective, often capitalized

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Rick Berkowitz, a 65-year-old in St. Louis, uses his new iPhone XR to monitor stocks, cast yoga videos onto his TV and FaceTime his grandchildren. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone," 12 Jan. 2019 Live-stream your workouts from the comfort of your own home with Mirror, a custom virtual experience that streams various classes (Pilates, boxing, yoga) and takes up literally no space in your living room. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "5 Easy Ways to Jump-Start Your Fitness Goals in 2019," 12 Jan. 2019 Meghan looked comfortable and sporty in a waterproof Invictus Games jacket, what appear to be leggings or yoga pants, and a pair of white Veja V-10 sneakers. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wears $150 Veja Sneakers to Watch the Invictus Games in Australia," 21 Oct. 2018 The Quantico star skipped a tracksuit or yoga pants or a hoodie for the cross-Atlantic trip, and instead donned a Saville Row-worthy plaid blazer, khaki trousers, a green turtleneck, and white heeled booties for her flight. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Priyanka Headed to the Other Royal Wedding?," 11 Oct. 2018 For example, yoga helps to soothe your nervous system, in part because the practice centers so much on breathing. Sarah Richards, Woman's Day, "Quiet Your Mind in Anxious Times With These Expert Tricks," 14 Aug. 2018 Don’t go out buying a new dress, wear your sweatpants, yoga pants, leggings, have your hair tied, whatever! Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "'I want to celebrate the new us': Chicago woman to throw party for postpartum moms," 29 June 2018 Cover up with long sleeves and pants in tight-weave fabrics (like yoga pants!) that are harder for mosquitos to bite through. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "A Florida Teen Is the First Human to Catch This Virus From a Mosquito," 25 June 2018 The common ad experience is something like: bras, yoga pants, bras, swimsuits, bras. Anna Orso, Philly.com, "Can an online quiz deliver the perfect bra? These Instagram-famous companies think so," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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The first known use of yoga was in 1785

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yoga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health

Yoga : a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə \

Medical Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \ -​gik \ adjective

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