yo·​gi | \ ˈyō-gē How to pronounce yogi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yogin \ ˈyō-​gən How to pronounce yogin (audio) , -​ˌgin \

Definition of yogi

1 : a person who practices yoga
2 capitalized : an adherent of Yoga philosophy
3 : a markedly reflective or mystical person

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Recent Examples on the Web Afterward, the yogis drifted toward a wine tasting. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "How Hipcamp Became the Airbnb of the Outdoors," 2 Dec. 2019 By the Puranik age, Shiva is worshipped in three main forms, all derivatives of older icons: Shiva, the meditating yogi: straight from Indus Valley. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz India, "How the Indian icon Nataraja danced his way from ancient history to modern physics," 18 Dec. 2019 The friend who's an aspiring yogi: The Lululemon Reversible Mat A true friend wouldn't let their friend go to yoga class with a cheap, slippery mat. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "20 amazing gifts your friends will love," 22 Oct. 2019 In a more innocent time, Christy Turlington appeared on the cover of Time as a yogi earth goddess, Madonna converted to Kabbalah, and Tina Turner chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Mike Albo, Town & Country, "How Spiritual Snobs Became the New One Percent," 26 Sep. 2019 The event, in its fifth year, also featured chefs, social media personalities, musicians and disc jockeys, comedians, yogis, games, a children’s area and more. Daily Pilot, "Vegan fest tries to plant ‘healthy conscious living’ in guests’ minds and stomachs," 21 Oct. 2019 Similar to the sugar skulls, the yogis are surprisingly affordable, retailing for $5.99. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Trader Joe’s is Selling $4 Sugar Skull Succulent Planters to Celebrate Day of the Dead," 26 Sep. 2019 The yogi on the go will love being able to leave the bulky mat (which typically weights 3.1 kg) at home and toss this eco-friendly, lightweight version (that weighs 1.1 kilograms) into their gym bag or carry-on. NBC News, "19 best fitness gifts for people who (want to) work out," 5 Dec. 2017 My two favorite finds were fitness star Kaisa Keranen’s easy-to-follow workouts right at the terminal and mega yogi Caitlin Turner’s inspiring moves before her flight. Isis Briones, Health.com, "How to Get a Decent Workout in While You’re Waiting at an Airport," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of yogi

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yogi

Sanskrit yogin, from yoga

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20 Jan 2020

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“Yogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogi. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of yogi

: a person who practices yoga
: a follower of Yoga

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