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Yoga is a physical and mental practice that originated in ancient India. It is a holistic approach to health and wellness that seeks to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga involves the practice of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or deep relaxation.

Examples of Yoga

  • Downward-facing dog
  • Tree pose
  • Child's pose
  • Warrior pose

Synonyms for Yoga

  • Yoga practice
  • Yoga asana
  • Yogic postures

Related Terms

  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine)
  • Chakras (energy centers)

It is important to note that yoga is not a religion, although it is rooted in Hinduism. It is a practice that can be done by people of any religious or cultural background.

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