Definitions for yogaˈyoʊ gə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yo•ga*ˈyoʊ gə(n.)

  1. a system of physical and mental disciplines practiced to attain control of body and mind, tranquillity, etc., esp. a series of postures and breathing exercises.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  2. a school of Hindu philosophy using such a system to unify the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.

    Category: Eastern Religions

* (sometimes cap.).

Origin of yoga:

1810–20; < Skt

yo′gic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yoga(noun)

    Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion

  2. yoga(noun)

    a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yoga(noun)ˈyoʊ gə

    a form of exercise and relaxation involving breathing coordinated with movement

    a yoga class

Wiktionary

  1. yoga(Noun)

    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.

  2. Yoga(ProperNoun)

    One of the six schools of Hindu philosophy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yoga(noun)

    a species of asceticism among the Hindoos, which consists in a complete abstraction from all worldly objects, by which the votary expects to obtain union with the universal spirit, and to acquire superhuman faculties

Freebase

  1. Yoga

    Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. Specifically, yoga is one of the six āstika schools of Hindu philosophy. One of the most detailed and thorough expositions on the subject is the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, which defines yoga as "the stilling of the changing states of the mind". Yoga has also been popularly defined as "union with the divine" in other contexts and traditions. Various traditions of yoga are found in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Post-classical traditions consider Hiranyagarbha as the originator of yoga. Pre–philosophical speculations and diverse ascetic practices of first millennium BCE were systematized into a formal philosophy in early centuries CE by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. By the turn of the first millennium, Hatha yoga emerged as a prominent tradition of yoga distinct from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and marks the development of asanas into the full body postures now in popular usage and, along with its many modern variations, is the style that many people associate with the word yoga today.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yoga

    in the Hindu philosophy a state of soul, emancipation from this life and of union with the divine, achieved by a life of asceticism and devout meditation; or the system of instruction or discipline by which it is achieved.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Yoga

    A major orthodox system of Hindu philosophy based on Sankhya (metaphysical dualism) but differing from it in being theistic and characterized by the teaching of raja-yoga as a practical method of liberating the self. It includes a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being with liberation of the self and union with the universal spirit. (From Webster, 3d ed)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

yoga(noun)

any of several systems of physical exercises based on a Hindu system of philosophy and meditation.

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