Yoga Glossary Of Terms

- Dec 25, 2020-

Yoga Glossary of Terms

Terms Used in Yoga

Asana: a low physical impact posture practiced in yoga

Aum: Sanskrit word meaning "all" represents the omnipresence of Paramatma (the supreme spirit)

Chakra: a point of intersection of the main channels of energy flow in the body (Chakras regulate the functioning of the body and correspond to the major endocrine glands in the body.)

Guru: teacher; spiritual preceptor

Hatha yoga: the path of yoga that starts with the practice of asanas

Karma yoga: the path of yoga that starts with emphasis on performing one's duty (action)

Kundalini: latent energy lying dormant at the base of the spinal column

Kundalini yoga: the path of yoga that starts with meditation

Maharishi: a great sage

Mudra: a seal; a sealing posture

Nadi: a tubular organ of the subtle body through which the energy flows

Nauli: a process in which the abdominal muscles and organs are made to move in a surging motion

Patanjali: name of the first writer of the yoga philosophy

Prana: breath; life; vitality

Pranayama: the rhythmic regulation of breath

Raja yoga: the path of yoga that starts with psychic control of the mind