Definition of hatha yoga in English:

hatha yoga

Pronunciation /ˈhʌtə//ˈhaθə/

noun

mass noun
  • A system of physical exercises and breathing control used in yoga.

    as modifier ‘hatha yoga exercises’
    • ‘I have always made it a point to convey to my students that these hatha yoga asanas (physical positions) and meditation methods spring from a vibrant, living religious tradition.’
    • ‘Non-nutritional therapeutic strategies included tongue cleansing, skin brushing, massage, relaxation, breathing exercises and hatha yoga to aid toxin removal, improve stress levels and flexibility.’
    • ‘There are 40 types of yoga, but Americans are most familiar with hatha yoga, which focuses on poses, stretches, breathing exercises and meditation.’
    • ‘According to Yoga Journal, hatha yoga emerged in the ninth century and is the foundation of the physical postures called asanas.’
    • ‘If that's the case, then like most people in the United States, you're interested in hatha yoga - a style of yoga that uses physical postures and breathing exercises designed to encourage relaxation and meditation.’

Origin

From Sanskrit haṭha ‘force’ and yoga.

Pronunciation

hatha yoga

/ˈhʌtə//ˈhaθə/