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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A perfect yogi would have remained indifferent, but the Mahatma was not completely detached.
▪ Another is a yogi on the scrubbing brush.
▪ He says to Krishna: There are yogis who meditate and yogis who act.
▪ Mahatma Gandhi was a karma yogi.
▪ The yogi of action is the karma yogi.
▪ With this technique, dancers would unconsciously acquire a control over their breathing similar to that practiced by yogis.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Yogi \Yo"gi\, n. [Skr. y[=o]gin.] A follower of the yoga philosophy; an ascetic. [Spelt also yokin.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"one who practices yoga," 1610s, from Hindi yogi, from Sanskrit yoga- (see yoga). Related: Yogism.


a. (attributive of yogi English) n. (context yoga English) A devotee or adherent of yoga. (from 17th c.)


A yogi (sometimes spelled jogi) is a practitioner of yoga. In Vedic Sanskrit, yoga (from the root yuj) means "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach" in its most common literal sense, where in recent days, specially in the West, yoga often refers to physical exercises only. The term yogi is used broadly to refer to sannyasi or practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religions. The feminine form is yogini, but is not always used, especially in the West.

Yogi, or jogi, since the 12th century CE, while meaning those dedicated to Yoga practice, has also referred to members of the Nath siddha tradition of Hinduism. Alternatively, in tantra traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, a practitioner of tantra (a tantrika) may also be called a yogi. In Hindu mythology, god Shiva and goddess Parvati are depicted as an emblematic yogi–yogini pair.

Yogi (disambiguation)

A yogi is an advanced practitioner of yoga in Eastern religions.

Yogi may also refer to:

  • "Yogi", a 1960 single by The Ivy Three
  • Yogi Berra, a baseball player named after a yogi
  • Yogi Bear, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character named after Yogi Berra
    • Yogi Bear (film), a 2010 animated film based on the title character
  • Yogi Lonich, a guitarist who has played with Buckcherry and Fuel
  • Yogi Rock, a rock on the planet Mars, named after Yogi Bear
  • Yogi (2007 film), a Telugu language film starring Prabhas and Nayanthara directed by V.V. Vinayak
  • Yogi (2009 film), a Tamil-language film starring Ameer Sultan and Madhumitha, directed by Subramaniam Siva
  • John Hughes (footballer born 1943), Celtic player nicknamed "Yogi"
  • John Hughes (footballer, born 1964), Scottish footballer also nicknamed "Yogi"
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, developed the Transcendental Meditation technique; guru to the Beatles and other celebrities
  • Ian Stannard, British racing cyclist nicknamed "Yogi"
  • Yogi Yorgesson or Harry Stewart, Norwegian-American entertainer
  • Aerodyne Yogi, a French paraglider design
Yogi (2007 film)

Yogi is a 2007 Telugu action-drama film directed by V.V. Vinayak, which has Prabhas and Nayantara paired up for the first time. Ramana Gogula, who composed music for V.V. Vinayak's earlier hit Lakshmi, also composed music for this film. Songs were shot in Canada, Egypt, & Malaysia. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Murattu Thambi and into Malayalam as Yogi and in Hindi as Maa Kasam Badla Lunga by RKD Studios.

The film released on 12 January 2007 in 225 theatres.

Yogi (actor)

'''Yogi ''' is a Tamil film actor. He is the grandson of Tamil film actor Thengai Srinivasan.

Yogi (2009 film)

Yogi is a 2009 Indian Tamil action-drama film directed by Subramaniam Siva, who earlier directed films like Thiruda Thirudi and Pori. Starring director-turned-actor Ameer Sultan, Madhumitha, Swathi, Ponvannan, lyricist Snehan, making his acting debut, and Ganja Karuppu in lead roles, the film is written by Ameer himself and has musical score by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film, an uncredited remake of the 2005 South African Academy Award-winning film Tsotsi, was launched in October 2007 and released on 27 November 2009 to very positive reviews, but garnered poor response, eventually failing to succeed at the box office.

Yogi (Buddhism)

In Buddhism, Yogi term is normally quote/ refer to male or female practitioners who are maintaining their Silas (precepts) or Mediators who are doing Vipassanā meditation. The term Yogi is very command in country Burma (Myanmar) and normally when they wear the Yogi clothes or dresses people will know straightaway as who is Yogi since some people in Burma they wear the specific form or clothes with White and brown or just brown or wrap with Brown tower to be noticeable of Yogi. Normally when they ease the Sila they will remove from that clothes. Tropically that Brown color is taken as refer from one of the Light of Buddha that came out from Buddha's head even though the light beam is can be control by Buddha not to emit when he wanted but if in normal default 6 kinds of light beams are always came out from Buddha's head.

But nevertheless and no matter whatever for the religious he/ she may hold or non religious person, someone if who is practicing Vipassana Meditation or Mediators still quote as Yogi and in reverse usually all Yogis are still maintaining Silas such as not to killing or stealing or so on when he/she practicing medication. So in this case even though Yogi term is very command in Buddhism but for other religious/ atheist[ who as long as practicing Vipassana Meditation are still called as Yogis.

But in Buddhism just keeping 8 precept ( Silas) and fasting as not to eat meal after 12 noon still called as Yogi, regardless or practicing meditation or not. In most cases a people who telling Buddhas sermons or just wearing that Brown clothes still will be called as Yogi as long as if they seem to have Silas.

In Myanmar if wearing that Yogi cloth people are respect to them and as long as if they wearing those normally can be freed from the risk of get wet by water in Myanmar Water Festival and people usually not dare to throw them by water.

In many cases usually Yogi term is put as Title before the someone's name when they are conducting Vipassana courses as example: Yogi John.

Category:Buddhist practices Category:Buddhism in Myanmar

Yogi (2014 film)

Yogi (English: Master of Oneself) is a 2014 Independent Singaporean Hyperlink Tamil Comedic Action Thriller Short-Film written, shot and directed by Kevin William. Stanley Vincent composed the film's soundtrack and score with an additional score composed by Dinesh Menon. The film was jointly edited by Kevin William, Stanley Vincent & Dinesh Raj. Filmoholic Pictures and Aaryan Productions & Entertainment bankrolled the venture and purchased the theatrical rights for the film while Treasure Max Productions held the audio rights.

Yogi is a Hyperlink Cinema film, with the story revolving around the lives of 4 friends & an assassin, both coming from different walks of life and illustrates how their fates gets intertwined by a similar motive. The film had its own theatrical premiere in Golden Village cinemas (Yishun), on 5–6 December 2014, being the first ever local independent short film to hit the screens. The film opened to mostly positive reviews from critics and audience island-wide.

Usage examples of "yogi".

Hunsa unhesitatingly declared that the yogi was a messenger from the Dewan, and if they did not take advantage of it they would perhaps have to fare forth on lean stomachs and in disgrace--perhaps would be beaten by the Mahratta sepoys--undoubtedly they would.

The Yogi did a number of preparatory gesticulations, and spoke what sounded like solemn incantations, then parted his dhoti rags and unashamedly pulled out his linga, which was like a black-barked twig.

The Yogi yelled some more at his linga and borrowed yoni, as if cursing them, and made some more violent gestures, including shaking his fist.

Through the course of this strange yet inspiring evening I had gone from being a skeptical litigator carefully studying a hotshot lawyer-turned yogi to a believer whose eyes had been opened for the first time in many years.

The six shouters then also dashed forward to help, and there was a confusion of hands at that empurpled center of attention, until the agonized Yogi reeled wailing away from them and fell down, writhing and hammering his fists on the floor.

Doc Savage has been, for instance, under the wing of a Yale expert on atomic phenomena, a Virginia experimenter in supersensory activity, a Yogi practitioner from India, a jungle chief and tracker in Africa.

When the yogi asked Hunsa about the ruby, the Akbar Lamp, Hunsa, who had determined to keep it himself, as, perhaps, a ransom for his life in that troublous time, declared that in the turmoil of the coming of the soldiers he had not found it.

By agreeing to this, you will help me fulfill my own pact with Yogi Raman.

God, these Methedrine suppositories that Yogi Vithaldas gave me are good!

Indian saint and teacher Ramakrishna, of the last century, once told his devotees, when the accomplished yogi beholds in this way the vision of his Beloved, there is still, as it were, an invisible wall of glass between himself and that one in whom he would know eternal extinction.

Avabhasa refers to psychic-level mysticism as that of yogis and subtle-level mysticism as that of saints.

Park Avenue address, his publicity, and a rough idea of his list of patients, who were almost exclusively recruited from a social stratum which is notorious for lavishing its diamond-studded devotion on all manner of mountebanks, yogis, charlatans, and magna-quacks.

Planting her palms on either side of her crossed legs, she lifted herself up, like a yogi levitating, and scooted over to make room for me.

I am not one given to projecting human traits and emotions onto animals, but many a time during that month in Brazil, looking up at sloths in repose, I felt I was in the presence of upside-down yogis deep in meditation or hermits deep in prayer, wise beings whose intense imaginative lives were beyond the reach of my scientific probing.

She tucked him into bed and told him a few stories of yogis in the East.