• WordNet 3.6
    • n yoga a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
    • n yoga 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yoga A species of asceticism among the Hindoos, which consists in a complete abstraction from all worldly objects, by which the votary expects to obtain union with the universal spirit, and to acquire superhuman faculties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yoga One of the branches of the Hindu philosophy, which teaches the doctrines of the Supreme Being, and explains the means by which the human soul may obtain final emancipation from further migrations, and effect a junction with the universal spirit. Among the means of effecting this junction are comprehended a long continuance in various unnatural postures, withdrawal of the senses from external objects, concentration of the mind on some grand central truth, and the like, all of which imply the leading of an austere hermit life.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yoga yō′ga a system of Hindu philosophy showing the means of emancipation of the soul from further migrations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. yōga, union
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. yoga—Sans. yoga, union.


In literature:

I did not know it then, but she was not upset that her sons were interested in yoga.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
He will teach you the Laya Yoga.
"The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories" by L. Adams Beck
Neither Yoga-Veda shall teach me any more, nor Atharva-Veda, nor the ascetics, nor any kind of teachings.
"Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse
Sadhus are aspirants to the Raj Yoga, and, as I have said above, usually belong to the school of the Vedanta.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Yoga practice is unthinkable, and would also be ineffectual, without the concepts on which Yoga is based.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
He adds minute instructions on the technique of penance and ends with some definitions of the yoga of devotion.
"The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry" by W. G. Archer
Many of them are connected with the word Yoga, which has become familiar to Europe.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
That history hath been born of the ocean-like mind of the great Rishi of soul purified by yoga.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
All these are different kinds of Yoga, or the different stages of Yoga practice.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
He became the favored disciple of a priest who taught him the mystic doctrines of the Yoga.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
To the outer ear, he was propounding the popular modern doctrine of 'Yoga by action.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The topics treated of in the Tantras are divided into Kriya (ritual), Carya (apparently corresponding to Vinaya), Yoga, and Anuttara-yoga.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The latter is defined as being Yoga, the bhavanas, the four noble truths and the ten paramitas.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Again, as to the method of redemption, the Yoga philosophy advocates renunciation, self-effacement, and all the forms of asceticism.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
He stated that the "Yoga" had acquired his occult powers by contemplation after many years' study.
"Telepathy" by W. W. Baggally
Indeed in India, training in mystical insight goes by the name of Yoga.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
The Yoga seems directly to allude to Buddhism in this marked depreciation of its cardinal virtue.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
He settled yoga-style onto the hardwood floor next to the phone and stared at it.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
May the Yoga practices not be, after all, methods of getting at our deeper functional levels?
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
These were the questions which a new system, the Yoga, sought to solve.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker

In news:

We try out the Bikram hot yoga 30 day challenge.
The competitive side of yoga.
That's what a Northern California yoga instructor found after leading sessions at Facebook's Menlo Park campus.
Our writer tries out one of Epic Yoga's most popular classes: barre yoga.
Paltrow and Simmons Honored for Yoga School Contributions.
The public library as community center: books, latte, yoga.
In Svaroopa Yoga, we begin and end our classes in Savasana (Shav-aa-san-a).
He explains, "Yoga is the same kind of mental feeling you have in your brain as you're juggling .".
In this Friday, Jan 27, 2012 photo, travelers Maria Poole, right, and Lindsey Shepard, practice yoga at San Francisco International Airport's new Yoga Room, in San Francisco.
Yoga + Top 40 music = a match made in heaven.
For someone who's gotten used to the nonstop sounds of NYC, doing a yoga class in complete silence is, well, a foreign concept.
Portland yoga enthusiasts embrace lighthearted 'play-based' forms.
Northern California yoga regionals come to Three Stages in Folsom.
The Best Yoga for Weight Loss, Strength, and More.
The partiest yoga you ever even.

In science:

The results in [DGMS75] were inspired by the yoga of weights, motivated by the Weil Conjectures.
The deformation theory of representations of the fundamental group of a smooth variety
Smith had suggested some Yoga postures to strengthen April’s back) that April attended two months back, to details about the instructor, the location, other people who attended the workshop with her, some of their phone numbers, etc.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Smith, who gives her advice on exercises and diet, and suggests that she try yoga.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Dr. Smith feels that yoga will help her become more flexible and strong.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
She uses the search box to search the conversation for Yoga related instructions.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
As per the scenario, April wants to recall information on the GLC Yoga workshop that she attended some months ago.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The “+’ sign above the Yoga icon indicates that the trail expands further.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
April wants more information on Sheila, the Yoga workshop instructor, and chooses her from the People pile.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
For example, when the user sees information associated with the “GLC Yoga Workshop”, she may want to add any future event at GLC to her calendar, or she may want to email details of a forthcoming event to a friend.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The resulting function, Lc card , can be viewed, as homotopy theory yoga suggests, as the homotopy invariant version of cardinality.
Exercices de style: A homotopy theory for set theory II
For computads, we would need the usual yoga of U-turns to flexibly model our positions; e.g., zigzags of U-turns are usually only equal up to a higher-dimensional cell, while they would map to equal positions in our setting.
Innocent strategies as presheaves and interactive equivalences for CCS (expanded version)
The rest of the operations needed (as computing closures of semialgebraic sets, computing the dimension of an algebraic set or (cid:12)nding its irreducible components) belong to the yoga of semialgebraic geometry and algebraic geometry algorithms, see [He], [BeNe], [Ne].
Separation of Semialgebraic Sets
In addition, one circle of longitude is drawn passing through N and S poles. A sphere labeled in such a way looks a lot like a transparent yoga exercise ball, which was the seed of inspiration for this method.
The Elliptical Envelope
The existence and construction of the coniveau spectral is well-known and follows from the yoga of exact couples as in [BO74].
On the Beilinson-Hodge conjecture for $H^2$ and rational varieties
Zhang, The yoga of commutators, further applications. — J.
Commutator width in Chevalley groups