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hatha-yoga

[hath-uh-yoh-guh, huht-uh-] /ˈhæθ əˈyoʊ gə, ˈhʌt ə-/
noun
1.
(in Yoga) a method utilizing physical exercises to control the body and attain union of the self with the Supreme Being.
Origin of hatha-yoga
< Sanskrit
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  • hatha yoga, because of its focus on the body, belongs to the family of approaches we are considering here.

  • hatha yoga emphasizes physical flexibility; raja yoga teaches breathing techniques and meditation.

  • Yoga instructors (raja yoga rather than hatha yoga) also teach meditation.

  • To this class belong all systems which involve the use of drugs, invocation of elementals, or the practices of hatha yoga.

    The Astral Plane C. W. Leadbeater
British Dictionary definitions for hatha yoga

hatha yoga

/ˈhʌtə; ˈhæθə/
noun
1.
(sometimes capitals) a form of yoga concerned chiefly with the regulation of breathing by exercises consisting of various postures designed to maintain healthy functioning of the body and to induce mental calm Compare raja yoga
Word Origin
C20: from Sanskrit hatha force + yoga
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