A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

YOGA

Fri, 17 Jun '22
Literally, Sanskrit for "joining"
Sat, 28 May '22
Kind of pants
Mon, 10 Jan '22
Activity with a lotus position
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Practice whose name means, literally, "union"
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Exercise that might be done on a mat