A yogi is a practitioner of yoga, including a sannyasin or practitioner of meditation in Indian religions. The feminine form, sometimes used in English, is yogini. Yogi has since the 12th century CE denoted members of the Nath siddha tradition of Hinduism, in Hinduism and Jainism, a practitioner of tantra. In Hindu mythology, god Shiva and goddess Parvati are depicted as an emblematic yogi–yogini pair. In Classical Sanskrit, the word yogi is derived from yogin. Yogi is technically male, yoginī is the term used for female practitioners; the two terms are still used with those meanings today, but the word yogi is used generically to refer to both male and female practitioners of yoga and related meditative practices belonging to any religion or spiritual method. The term yogini is used for divine goddesses and enlightened mothers, all revered as aspects of the mother goddess, Devi. A yogi, states Banerjea, should not be confused with someone practicing asceticism and excessive self-mortification.

In Hinduism the term yogi refers to an adherent of yoga. The earliest evidence of yogis and their spiritual tradition, states Karel Werner, is found in the Keśin hymn 10.136 of the Rigveda, though with the terminology of Rudra who evolved into Shiva worshipped as the lord of Yoga in Hinduism. The Hindu scripture Rigveda uses words of admiration for the Yogis, whom it refers to as Kesin, describes them as follows: Carrying within oneself fire and poison and earth, ranging from enthusiasm and creativity to depression and agony, from the heights of spritual bliss to the heaviness of earth-bound labor; this is true of man in general and the Keśin in particular, but the latter has mastered and transformed these contrary forces and is a visible embodiment of accomplished spirituality. He is said to enlightenment itself; the Keśin does not live a normal life of convention. His hair and beard grow longer, he spends long periods of time in absorption and meditating and therefore he is called "sage", they wear clothes made of yellow rags fluttering in the wind, or more they go naked, clad only in the yellow dust of the Indian soil.

But their personalities are not bound to earth, for they follow the path of the mysterious wind when the gods enter them. He is someone lost in thoughts: he is miles away; the term yogin appears in Katyayana Shrauta-sutra and chapter 6 of Maitri Upanishad, where the implied context and meaning is "a follower of the Yoga system, a contemplative saint". The term sometimes refers to a person, they belong to Shaiva tradition, but some Natha belong to the Vaishnava tradition. In both cases, states David Lorenzen, they practice yoga and their principal god tends to be Nirguna, a god, without form and semi-monistic, influenced in the medieval era by the Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism, Madhyamaka school of Buddhism, as well as Tantra and Yogic practices; the Yoga-Bhashya, the oldest extant commentary on the Yoga-Sutra offers the following fourfold classification of yogis: Prathama-kalpika Madhu-bhumika Prajna-jyoti Atikranta- bhavaniya A yogi or yogini aspires to Brahmacharya, which means celibacy if single, or non-cheating on one's partner.

There have been two parallel views, in Hindu texts, on sexuality for a yogini. One view asserts restraint in sexual activity, towards monk- and nun-like asexuality, as transmutation away from worldly desires and onto a spiritual path, it is not considered, states Stuart Sovatsky, as a form of moralistic repression but a personal choice that empowers the yoga practitioner to redirect his or her energies. The second view, found in Tantra traditions according to David Gordon White, asserts that sexuality is an additional means for a yogi or yogini to journey towards and experience the bliss of "one realized god-consciousness for oneself". In the second view, sexuality is a yogic practice, one broadly revered through the lingam–yoni iconography of Shiva–Parvati, the divine yogi–yogini in Hindu mythology. A yogi or yogini lives by other voluntary ethical precepts called Niyamas; these include: Ahiṃsā: nonviolence, non-harming other living beings Satya: truthfulness, non-falsehood Asteya: not stealing Dayā: kindness, compassion Ārjava: non-hypocrisy, sincerity Kṣamā: forgiveness Dhṛti: fortitude Mitāhāra: moderation in diet both in terms of quantity and quality Śauca: purity, cleanliness Tapas: austerity and perseverance in one's purpose Santoṣa: contentment, acceptance of others and of one's circumstances as they are, optimism for self Dāna: generosity, sharing with others According to David White, iddha means'realized, perfected one', a term applied to a practitioner who has, through his practice, realized his dual goal of superhuman powers and bodily immortality.

Archeological evidence suggests that in some contexts and regions, yogi of the Nath Siddha tradition were respected and recognized in India. For example, inscriptions suggest a general of the Yadava king Ramacandra donated a village to a yogi in 13th-century. Near Mangalore, that became a hub of Nath yogis, a monastery and temple was dedicated to yogis in the 10th-century. David Lorenzen states that the Nath yogis have bee

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