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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IDA
- nadi that runs along the left symphatetic connected to the left nostril


INDRA
- the god of rain, the lord of devas, heavenly beings


INDRYA
- agent, sense organs
- KARMA INDRIYAS - five agents of actions: speech, hands, legs, excretion, and generation
- JNANA INDRIYA - five agents of perception: hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell


ISHTA DEVATA
- personal God, the chosen ideal


ISHWARA
- the Lord, the Cosmic Self, the Supreme Ruler


ISHWARA PRANIDHAN
- devotion to Lord


ISHWARA TATTVA
- principle of the Cosmic Self (see also "tattva") 

 

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