Yoga definition

yōgə
A mystic and ascetic Hindu discipline by which one seeks to achieve liberation of the self and union with the supreme spirit or universal soul through intense concentration, deep meditation, and practices involving prescribed postures, controlled breathing, etc.
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A system of stretching and positional exercises derived from this discipline to promote good health, fitness, and control of the mind.
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Any of several Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquillity; especially a system of exercises practiced to promote control of the body and mind.
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An ascetic Hindu discipline involving controlled breathing, prescribed body positions, and meditation, with the goal of attaining a state of deep spiritual insight and tranquility.
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A system of exercising involving the postures, breathing, etc. practiced in this discipline.
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(Hinduism) One of the six schools of Hindu philosophy.
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Alternative capitalization of yoga.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yoga
Plural:
yogas

Origin of yoga

  • Hindi from Sanskrit yogaḥ union, joining yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit योग (yoga, “yoking, union"), from Proto-Indo-European *yewg- (“to join") (whence also English yoke).

    From Wiktionary