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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JAL
- water


JAL CHAR
- creatures that live in water


JALANDHAR BANDHA
- chin lock


JATI
- ascetic


JIGYASU
- aspirant, seeker


JIVAN
- life


JIVANMUKTA
- the one who has achieved liberation in this lifetime


JIVAN JYOTI
- the light of life


JIVATMA
- the individul soul, also called jiva


JNANA
- knowledge


JNANA YOGA
- yoga of knowledge


JNANA INDRYAS
- the agents of perception
- ATMA JNANA - self-realization, knowledge of the Self

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