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yoga

[yoh-guh] /ˈyoʊ gə/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation from the material world and union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
2.
any of the methods or disciplines prescribed, especially a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquillity, etc.
3.
union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
Origin of yoga
1810-1820
1810-20; < Sanskrit
Related forms
yogic
[yoh-gik] /ˈyoʊ gɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
yogism, noun
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Examples from the Web for yogic
Historical Examples
  • The Kriya beginner employs his yogic exercise only fourteen to twenty- eight times, twice daily.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • During my married life I often yearned for a son, to train in the yogic path.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The yogic science is based on an empirical consideration of all forms of concentration and meditation exercises.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Because the yogic science satisfies a universal need, it has a natural universal applicability.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • This was my first observation of him in the yogic trance; it filled me with fright.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Babaji instructed me in the ancient rigid rules which govern the transmission of the yogic art from guru to disciple.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • His yogic power was such that he either could will them not to bite, or could escape to an inner invulnerability.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for yogic

yoga

/ˈjəʊɡə/
noun (often capital)
1.
a Hindu system of philosophy aiming at the mystical union of the self with the Supreme Being in a state of complete awareness and tranquillity through certain physical and mental exercises
2.
any method by which such awareness and tranquillity are attained, esp a course of related exercises and postures designed to promote physical and spiritual wellbeing See Astanga yoga, Bikram yoga, hatha yoga, power yoga, raja yoga, Sivananda yoga
Derived Forms
yogic (ˈjəʊɡɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit: a yoking, union, from yunakti he yokes
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Word Origin and History for yogic

yoga

1820, from Hindi yoga, from Sanskrit yoga-s, literally "union, yoking" (with the Supreme Spirit), from PIE root *yeug- "to join" (see jugular).

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yogic in Culture

yoga definition


In Hinduism, a set of mental and physical exercises aimed at producing spiritual enlightenment.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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