Adjective "yoga" definition and examples

(Yoga may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈjəʊɡə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation.
  1. 'In the East yoga is much more than an exercise system.'
  2. 'There are a number of yoga for pregnancy classes available in North Yorkshire.'
  3. 'There are many ways to practise yoga beyond getting on a mat and moving through postures.'
  4. 'Raja yoga is the yoga of meditation.'
  5. 'Babies as young as six weeks are being supported through yoga postures by specially trained staff.'
  6. 'I read books on yoga and Ayurveda.'
  7. 'I have been to yoga classes twice and thought it was hard.'
  8. 'Take up meditation and yoga so there is minimal steam to let off.'
  9. 'He practises yoga and he reads the Hindu bible.'
  10. 'Even in her 80s she kept up her yoga and dance classes, and could still perform a headstand.'

More definitions

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 princ

More examples(as adjective)

"instructors can be yoga."

"teachings can be yoga."

"teachers can be yoga."

"classes can be yoga."

Origin

Sanskrit, literally ‘union’.