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ha·tha yoga

 (hŭ′tə, hä′thə)
n.
A form of yogic exercise that emphasizes specific postures in combination with controlled breathing. It is widely practiced in the West.

[Sanskrit haṭhayogaḥ : haṭhaḥ, violence, force (from forcing the mind to withdraw from the outside world by the use of difficult postures) + yogaḥ, union, yoga; see yoga.]
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hatha yoga

(ˈhʌtə; ˈhæθə)
n
(Philosophy) (sometimes capitals) a form of yoga concerned chiefly with the regulation of breathing by exercises consisting of various postures designed to maintain healthy functioning of the body and to induce mental calm. Compare raja yoga
[C20: from Sanskrit hatha force + yoga]
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Noun1.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
yoga - a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
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