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Glossary

Ahimsa – nonviolence, compassionate lifestyle

Asanas – yoga poses

Ashram – workshop / a religious retreat

Ashtanga Yoga – eight limbs or branches

Bandha – lock

Bhakti Yoga- the path of heart and emotion and/ self-realization

Chakras – energy work

Dharana – concentration

Dhyana – meditation

Dristi – gaze point

Guru – spiritual teacher

Hatha Yoga – physical yoga poses

Jivamukti Yoga – liberation while living

Jnana Yoga – the path of knowledge

Karma Yoga – the path of service

Nada – music

Niyama – self-purification and study

Pranayama – breathing exercises/breath control

Pratyahara – sense control

Raja Yoga – knowledge of the mind

Samadhi – self-realization

Satyananada – truthfulness

Shastra – study of ancient yogic teachings

Swami – to be oneself

Tantra – expand and liberate man

Yama – moral codes

Yoga – union or oneness

Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation

 

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