from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquillity.
- n. A system of exercises practiced as part of this discipline to promote control of the body and mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the branches of the Hindu philosophy, which teaches the doctrines of the Supreme Being, and explains the means by which the human soul may obtain final emancipation from further migrations, and effect a junction with the universal spirit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
For most, the word yoga conjures images of pretzel-like body postures.
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to control, yoke, or unite.
The word yoga comes from Sanskrit and means “to yoke” or “to unite.”
The word yoga has acquired many translations over the centuries.
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit, meaning "union, to yoke, to bring together."
Outside India, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise.
Hatha can be interpreted as meaning sun and moon and yoga translates as union or unity.
I needed a prescription for Xanax just to think of the word yoga.
When joined with the word yoga, which means "union," raja yoga translates as "royal union."
This yoke that one puts upon oneself discipline is another meaning of the word yoga.