yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

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 How to pronounce yogic (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

Examples of yoga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between the calls, Erin met another mother at a yoga studio who had struggled with her own child. Popular Science, "There isn’t much science supporting wilderness therapy for teens," 30 Jan. 2020 The short street is off Southeast Belmont Street and near restaurants, breweries, yoga studios and other gathering places. oregonlive, "Modest Mouse Isaac Brock’s Portland house since ‘Float On’ debuted is for sale at $1.3 million," 22 Jan. 2020 Meditate or do yoga in the morning: Waking up with stretching or meditating is a great way to prepare yourself for a successful day. Dallas News, "De-stress by bringing the outdoors in," 19 Jan. 2020 The manufacturer advises that this tiny house can be used as your home office, lake cottage, guest house, music studio, or yoga studio. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "This Prefab Tiny Home Is on Sale and Amazon Can Deliver It in 45 Days," 15 Jan. 2020 Teens can complete leadership training — and even do yoga and meditate. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Season for Sharing: CAFE center creates hub of services for far eastside residents in need," 12 Dec. 2019 Some days that means forcing myself to do prenatal yoga. Glamour, "The Stigma of Being a Medicated Mom," 3 Dec. 2019 Businesses on that stretch of York Road include Uncle Wiggly’s Ice Cream, Pure Raw Juice, a hardware store, a barbershop, a yoga studio and a pharmacy. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Councilman proposes downzoning to retain ‘distinctive character’ of York Road corridor in Towson," 3 Dec. 2019 To clarify — this isn’t just doing yoga next to the horses. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "On a Sanford farm, horses and meditation help to rein in the autumnal season," 26 Sep. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Yoga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yoga. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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yoga

noun
How to pronounce yoga (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health
: a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

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 How to pronounce yogic (audio) \ adjective

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