Yoga Terminology

In this lesson you will learn the most important yoga terms. The most important expressions are listed first. Find more information about yoga and asanas at yoga main.


  • Terminolog√≠a General
    • Yoga
    • Yogi
    • Acharya
    • Abhyasa
    • Asana
    • Vinyasa
    • Tantra
    • Bahir
    • Dhyana
    • Chakras
    • Prana
    • Abhinivesha
    • Tapas
    • Upanishads
    • Om
    • Ahimsa
    • Jala
    • Karma
    • Yoga Nidra

  • Estilos de Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Jnana Yoga
    • Kriya Yoga
    • Mantra Yoga
    • Raja Yoga
    • Bhakti Yoga

To yoke - Join together
Union between two opposites - Body and Mind.
Yoga Practitioner
Teacher / Instructor
Practice - Practicing Yoga or Yoga Session
A Yoga Posture
A routine of different asanas (yoga poses)
Technique or Skill
Outside, external
Center of Energy - Between the base of the column and the top or the head.
Soul of the Universe
Survival Instinct
Ancient scriptures of Hindu philosophy describing the path of jnana yoga
Meditation-syllable used in mantra yoga
non-violence or non-injury
Action - Act of doing
Also called yogic sleep - A deep technique.
Body and mind are at complete rest but at the same time with complete awareness.

Ha & Tha = Sun & Moon. Emphasizes on the
physical aspect and asanas.
Flexibility, breathing, meditation etc.
Emphasizes on meditation & philosophy.
Self-analysis and investigation of abstract,
speculative ideas
Emphasizes on meditation on action &
participation in life.
Yoga style that involves chanting of sounds.
Emphasizes on the control of the intellect in order to obtain enlightenment.
Praying & devotion style


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