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YOGA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does yoga mean? 

YOGA (noun)
  The noun YOGA has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind

  Familiarity information: YOGA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


YOGA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("yoga" is a kind of...):

Hindooism; Hinduism (a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils)

Meronyms (parts of "yoga"):

lotus position (a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga)


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Meaning:

A system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("yoga" is a kind of...):

exercise; exercising; physical exercise; physical exertion; workout (the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yoga"):

hatha yoga (yogic exercises (popular in the West) that combine difficult postures (which force the mind to withdraw from the outside world) with controlled breathing)


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