Definition of abhyanga in English:

abhyanga

noun

  • In Ayurvedic medicine: a whole-body massage intended to cleanse the body of toxins.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Yoga Journal. From Sanskrit abhyaṅga rubbing with unctuous substances, unguent from abhyañj- to smear, anoint.

Pronunciation:

abhyanga

/ʌbˈ(h)jʌŋɡə/