yo·​gi | \ ˈyō-gē How to pronounce yogi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yogin \ ˈyō-​gən How to pronounce yogi (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 The lasting power and reach of the group is a testament not only to the yogi’s cross-cultural charisma and uplifting message, but to the qualities that made Los Angeles his ideal spiritual home. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, "If you practice yoga, thank this man who came to the U.S. 100 years ago," 19 Nov. 2020 The line also includes the Mila Jacket, a puffer named for the 11th-century yogi Milarepa, and the Lhasa Parka (after the Tibetan capital), an all-season layering piece that can be worn four ways. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tenzin Wild and Tao Okamoto Launch an Eco Conscious Outerwear Line," 21 Oct. 2020 Aspiring practitioners of solitude in today’s turbulent times may find a capable guide in Anthony De Mello, an Indian Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, storyteller and spiritual teacher active into the 1980s – kind of a Catholic yogi. Michael A. Vargas, The Conversation, "Monks, experts in social distancing, find strength in isolation," 1 July 2020 Originally from Los Angeles, Calysta Watson is a licensed clinical social worker, mother, yogi, and enthusiastic home cook and food blogger who now lives in Oakland, California. Narina Exelby, Condé Nast Traveler, "What Solo Travel Was Like Before Smartphones and Google Maps," 1 Apr. 2020 In this episode, the museum’s chief experience officer, Jamie Lawyer, introduces a painting of Milarepa, a famous Tibetan poet and yogi. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Unwind With These Free, Museum-Led Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions," 22 Apr. 2020 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

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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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“Yogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogi. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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: a person who practices yoga
: a follower of Yoga

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