Yogi

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Yogi (Skt. yogin; Tib. རྣལ་འབྱོར་པ་, naljorpa, Wyl. rnal 'byor pa) — a practitioner of yoga. The Tibetan word for yoga means 'union (འབྱོར་, 'byor) with the natural state (རྣལ་མ་, rnal ma)', so a yogi is one who practises meditation and other techniques in order to unite his or her mind with the actual nature of things. The original Sanskrit word, from which the 'English' word yogi derives has two forms: the masculine yogin, and feminine yoginī, རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ་.