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[nee-yuh-muh] /ˈni yə mə/
noun, Yoga.
one of five observances, composing one of the eight practices, or angas, which are cleanliness of mind and body, equanimity, temperance or tapas, self-appraisal, and attentiveness to God, who is conceived of as a completely free spirit.
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< Sanskrit Unabridged
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in yoga, one of the eight limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, involving principles of self-control and self-care

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