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yo·ga

 (yō′gə)
n.
1. also Yoga An ascetic Hindu discipline involving controlled breathing, prescribed body positions, and meditation, with the goal of attaining a state of deep spiritual insight and tranquility.
2. A system of stretching and positional exercises derived from this discipline to promote good health, fitness, and control of the mind.

[Hindi, from Sanskrit yogaḥ, union, joining; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

yo′gic (-gĭk) adj.
Word History: The word yoga comes from Sanskrit yogaḥ, "yoking, joining together" and by extension "harnessing of one's mental faculties to a purpose" and thus "yoga." The Sanskrit word descends from the Indo-European root *yeug-, "to join, yoke." In the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, *yeug- developed into yuk-, represented in Old English by geoc, the ancestor of Modern English yoke. The root *yeug- is continued by words in most of the branches of the Indo-European language family, which indicates that the speakers of Proto-Indo-European used draft animals to pull their plows and draw their wagons.

yoga

(ˈjəʊɡə)
n (often capital)
1. (Philosophy) 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. (Hinduism) 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
3. (Philosophy) 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
[C19: from Sanskrit: a yoking, union, from yunakti he yokes]
yogic adj

yo•ga

(ˈyoʊ gə)

n. (sometimes cap.)
1. a system of physical and mental disciplines practiced to attain control of body and mind, tranquillity, etc., esp. a series of postures and breathing exercises.
2. a school of Hindu philosophy using such a system to unify the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
[1810–20; < Skt]
yo′gic, adj.

Yogism, Yoga

1. an orthodox Hindu philosophical system concerned with the liberation of the self from its noneternal elements or states.
2. any system of exercises and disciplines for achieving such liberation of self. — Yogi, Yogin, n.
See also: Hinduism

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From the sanscrit word for “union,” or “oneness,” yoga is a system of spiritual, mental and physical well-being and of which there are many types, including bakti, hatha, jnana, karma and raja. Yoga involves asanas and pranayama.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
lotus position - a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in 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
2.yoga - a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mindyoga - a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
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
Translations
jóga
yoga
jooga
joga
jóga
jóga
ヨガ
요가
jogajogas
joga
joga
yoga
โยคะ
Yoga

yoga

[ˈjəʊgə]
A. Nyoga m
B. CPD [meditation, technique, position] → yóguico, de yoga

yoga

[ˈjəʊgə]
nyoga m
modif [class, teacher, exercises, posture] → de yoga yoga matyoga mat ntapis m de yoga

yoga

nJoga m or nt, → Yoga m or nt

yoga

[ˈjəʊgə] nyoga m inv

yoga

(ˈyougə) noun
1. any of several systems of physical exercises based on a Hindu system of philosophy and meditation.
2. the philosophy (usually including the meditation and exercises).
ˈyogi (-gi) noun
a person who practises and/or teaches the yoga philosophy.

yoga

يُوغا jóga yoga Yoga γιόγκα yoga jooga yoga joga yoga ヨガ 요가 yoga yoga joga ioga йога yoga โยคะ yoga Yoga 瑜伽

yoga

n. yoga, sistema de creencias y práctica de meditación y autodominio a través del cual se trata de alcanzar un estado de unión entre el yo y el universo.

yoga

n yoga m
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Rules of thumb for interpreting that statistic are suggested by Stock, Wright, and Yogo (2002).
Yogo, 2005, "Testing for Weak Instruments in Linear IV Regression," Identification and inference for econometric models: Essays in honor of Thomas Rothenberg, Available at SSRN: http://ssm.
While Jelloun's story offers a somewhat positive resolution to the encounter between Italians and Africans, even if narrated against the background of the killing of Masslo, the poems of Ndjock Ngana Yogo Ndjock and Chidi Christian Uzoma, long-time residents of Italy who migrated from Cameroun and Nigeria respectively, offer a much more critical stance.
There are international agreements that we must respect concerning exploitation within [Virunga] park, but we can't leave the population to live in poverty," says Yves Mobanda Yogo, a member of the Congolese parliament's environmental sub-committee who is working on the draft bill.
Staiger and Stock (1997) and Stock and Yogo (2005) show that if the instruments in a regression are only weakly correlated with the suspected endogenous variables then the estimates are likely to be biased.
They also boast a variety of jewelry unique to Montana, including the yogo sapphires, some of the rarest in the world.
The Stock and Yogo (2005) test for weak instruments is based on the largest acceptable bias of the TSLS estimation relative to the OLS estimation.
Stock, Wright, and Yogo (2002) suggest that a test to detect strong instruments is to compare the first-stage F-statistic to a critical value that is determined by the number of instruments in the model and the maximum relative bias allowed.
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A more formal test, which we also report, is the Stock and Yogo (2005) weak instrument test based on the Cragg-Donald statistic.