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ABHASAN  look up translate image
power of creation, the experience of having created some external visable object.
ABHILASA  look up translate image
the desire for completion.
ABHINAVAGUPTA  look up translate image
a teacher of Kashmir Shaivism who lived in Kashmir during the 10th century, author of texts on Kashmir Shaivism including The Tantra Loka, Vijnayana-bhairava, and other works.
ABHYANTARA  look up translate image
ABHYASA  look up translate image
practice, the act of practicing.
ACHARYA  look up translate image
ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA  look up translate image
Downward Facing Dog
ADWAITA  look up translate image
a philosophy according to which there is no duality, only a singular state of consciousness.
AGNI  look up translate image
fire, the god of fire.
AGNI KRIYA  look up translate image
breathing exercise manipulating of the diaphragm while the breath is held out.
AGNISAR KRIYA  look up translate image
one of the shatkarmas (cleansing practices), intestinal cleansing.
AGORNATHA  look up translate image
divine presence governing the yamas and niyamas.
AHAM  look up translate image
AHAMKARA  look up translate image
pride or ego.
AHIMSA  look up translate image
nonviolence, non-injury, compassion, one of the five yamas, or restraints, which are the first of the eight stages of classic Yoga.
AJAPA JAPA  look up translate image
spontaneous repetition of 'soham' mantra.
AJNA CHAKRA  look up translate image
energy center located behind the forehead or between the eye brows, state of intuitive wisdom consciousness.
AKASHA  look up translate image
ether or space.
AKBAR  look up translate image
the 16th century king of Kashmir who built the famous Shalimar Gardens.
ALABDHA BHUMIKATVA  look up translate image
not able to hold on to what has been undertaken.
ALASYA  look up translate image
AMARNATH CAVES  look up translate image
located in the Himalayas, a sacred place dedicated to the god Shiva.
ANAHAT CHAKRA  look up translate image
energy center in the "subtle body" associated in the "physical body" with the heart.
ANAHATA CHAKRA  look up translate image
energy center located in the heart region, fourth of the seven chakras.
ANANDA  look up translate image
bliss, ecstasy.
ANANDA BALASANA  look up translate image
Happy Baby Pose.
ANANDABHATARIKA  look up translate image
divine presence governing the yamas & niyamas.
ANANDAMAYA KOSHA  look up translate image
the sheath of bliss.
ANAVAMALA  look up translate image
the most subtle impurity of consciousness, when one can not hold on to the Shiva state, when one has a feeling of being incomplete.
ANAVOPAYA  look up translate image
means of increasing self-awareness using mantra, breath, and cognitive organs.
ANGAMEJAYTATVA  look up translate image
unsteadiness in the body.
ANNAMAYA KOSHA  look up translate image
the anatomical sheath of man.
ANTAR  look up translate image
inner or internal.
ANTAR DHAUTI  look up translate image
internal yoga cleansing "shatkarma" techniques.
ANTAR KUMBHAKA  look up translate image
internal breath retention, the stage of pranayama where breath is retained after inhalation.
ANTAR MOUNA  look up translate image
internal silence, a meditation practice.
ANU  look up translate image
the individual, limited being.
ANUBHAVA  look up translate image
experience, realization.
ANUGRAHA  look up translate image
power of revealing.
ANUSARA YOGA  look up translate image
called heart-oriented, this yoga integrates the celebration of the heart, universal principles of alignment, and energetic asanas.
APARIGRAHA  look up translate image
nongreed, nonhoarding, one of the five yamas, or restraints, which are the first of the eight stages of classical Yoga.
ARDHA  look up translate image
ARDHA - KURMASANA  look up translate image
Half Tortoise Pose, often used in Bikram Yoga.
Half Moon Pose With Hands To Feet Pose, often used in Bikram Yoga.
ARDHA DHANURASANA  look up translate image
half bow yoga pose.
ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA  look up translate image
half spinal twist yoga pose, Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Spine twisting pose, often used in Bikram Yoga.
ARDHA PADMASANA  look up translate image
half lotus pose.
ARJUNA  look up translate image
hero of the Mahabharata and central figure of the Bhagavad Gita.
ASAMPRAJNYATA SAMADHI  look up translate image
state in which no traces of thought are present.
ASAN POINT  look up translate image
in practice is the point where after in an asana one holds the breath and the mind goes into silence.
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  • Comprehensive list of yoga terms, meanings, sanskrit words, terminology, definitions and meanings, sanskrit translations for Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga plus other forms - Yoga Glossary
    Comprehensive list of yoga terms, terminology, definitions, meanings, sanskrit words and meanings, sanskrit translations for Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga plus other forms.