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.

Terminology

  • Terminolog√≠a General
    • Yoga
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    • Yogi
    • Acharya
    • Abhyasa
    • Asana
    • Vinyasa
    • Tantra
    • Bahir
    • Dhyana
    • Chakras
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    • Prana
    • Abhinivesha
    • Tapas
    • Upanishads
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    • Om
    • Ahimsa
    • Jala
    • Karma
    • Yoga Nidra
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  • Estilos de Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
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    • Jnana Yoga
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    • Kriya Yoga
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    • Mantra Yoga
    • Raja Yoga
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    • Bhakti Yoga

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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
Meditation
Center of Energy - Between the base of the column and the top or the head.
Soul of the Universe
Survival Instinct
Self-discipline
Ancient scriptures of Hindu philosophy describing the path of jnana yoga
Meditation-syllable used in mantra yoga
non-violence or non-injury
Water
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.
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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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