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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.
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Adj.1.yogic - of or relating to yogayogic - of or relating to yoga; "yogic exercises"
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