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YAMA
- the principle of common morality, the first stage of Raja Yoga


YAMA (YAMRAJA)
- the king of death, god of death


YAMUNA
- a holy river in India, another name for the pingala


YANTRA
- a symbolical, geometrical drawing, amulet


YOGA
- a reunion of the individual with the cosmos
- YOG BRASHT - an interruption, a break on the yoga path
- YOGA MAYA - the illusionary divine power
- YOGA NIDRA - the sleep of the yogi, a deep relaxation technique
- YOGA SUTRAS - the title of Patanjali's text on Raja Yoga
- YOGA VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY - the philosophy of non-dualism
- HATHA YOGA - a yoga system for purifying the body and harmonizing the pranas
- KRIYA YOGA - a set of techniques for advanced yoga practitioners
- KUNDALINI YOGA - a yoga path for the awakening and unfolding of the kundalini
- SVAR YOGA - a yoga concerned with harmonization of energy flows

the four main yoga paths:
- BHAKTI YOGA - the yoga of devotion and love
- JNANA YOGA - the yoga of knowledge
- KARMA YOGA - the yoga of selfless action
- RAJA YOGA - the yoga of meditation


YOGI
- one who has united his atma with paramatma through yoga practise, or the one who has realized in oneself the non-duality of atma and paramatma ; the one who practices yoga

 

 

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VAIRAGYA - renunciation, freedom from worldly desire, homesickness; second stage of jnana yoga


VAIKUNTHA
- sky, Vishnu's paradise


VAISHYA
- a member of the Hindu caste of peasants and merchants; symbol of the trunk


VASANA
- latent thought or desire


VEDANTA
- "end of the Vedas", one of the six schools of Indian philosophy
- ADVAITA VEDANTA - the doctrine of non-dualism, of universal oneness
- DVAITA VEDANTA - the doctrine of dualism


VIDEHMUKTA
- "liberated with the body", finally liberated


VIJNA
- knowledge, learning
- BRAHMAVIJNA - knowledge of the absolute truth


VIJNANA
- science, erudition


VIGYANMAYA KOSHA
- the sheath of intellect


VIKALPA
- giving up of a resolve or a plan


VIKSHEPA
- disruption, absent-mindedness, scatterbrainedness


VISHNU
- one of the Divine Trinity, maintainer and protector of the universe
- VISHNU MANTRA - a mantra dedicated to Vishnu


VISHUDDHI CHAKRA
- the laryngeal centre


VIVEKA
- the power to differentiate true from false, real from unreal, essential from unessential, right from wrong, useful from useless, the first stage of jnana yoga


VRITTI
- wave, rotating
- CHITTA VRITI - thought wave

 

 

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