Definition of yoga noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈjəʊɡə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjoʊɡə//
    [uncountable] Hobbies
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  1. 1a Hindu philosophy that teaches you how to control your body and mind in the belief that you can become united with the spirit of the universe in this way
  2. 2a system of exercises for your body and for controlling your breathing, used by people who want to become fitter or to relax See related entries: Hobbies
  3. Word OriginSanskrit, literally ‘union’.Extra examples He attends regular yoga classes. I go to a yoga session on Thursdays. She does yoga for an hour a day.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yoga