hatha yogaha·tha yoga
yoga (sense )
Origin of hatha yogaSanskrit ; from ha?ha, force + yoga, yoga
A form of yogic exercise that emphasizes specific postures in combination with controlled breathing. It is widely practiced in the West.
Origin of hatha yogaSanskrit ha&tlowdot;hayoga&hlowdot; : ha&tlowdot;ha&hlowdot;, violence, force (from forcing the mind to withdraw from the outside world by the use of difficult postures) + yoga&hlowdot;, union, yoga; see yoga.
- A particular form of yoga