Glossary

You may be in a yoga class and hear the teacher using Sanskrit words for different aspects of body, mind & soul exercises. We thought you might find this list helpful in translating some of the more commonly used terms. Use always the box on the right to navigate our Glossary. Feedback for corrections and additions is welcome: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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HARI OM - form of greeting (Hari - Vishnu, one of the trinity; OM - the cosmic sound)


HATHA YOGA
- (HA -moon, symbol for mind, THA -sun, symbol for consciousness) perfect balance between mind and consciousness), a yoga system for purifying the body and harmonising the pranas


HATHA YOGA KRIYAS
- six techniques for the purification of the body and concentration
- NETI
- DAUTI
- NAULI
- BASTI
- TRATAK
- KAPALBHATI


HIMSA
- violence, hurting living beings


HIRANYAGARBHA
- "The Golden Womb", "The Cosmic Egg"


HRIDAYAKASH
- the space of the heart


HRIDAYAKASH DHARANA
- a meditation technique

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