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yoga

yo·ga

yoga

 
pronunciation:
yo g
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) a Hindu discipline involving a system of physical and mental exercises to free the self from the body and mind, esp. performed to achieve spiritual peace.
definition 2: any set of exercises involving the postures, meditation, and breathing techniques of this discipline.
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derivations: yogic (adj.), yogism (n.)
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Yoga comes from a Sanskrit word that means "union."
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