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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TAN
- physical body


TAMAS GUNA
- ignorance, darkness, inertia laziness


TAP
- disturbing influences:
- ADHIATMIK - influences from your own body
- ADHIBHOTIK - influences from the physical, material world and from other creatures
- ADHIDEVIK - influences from the astral world


TAPAS
- heat, ascetism, strict self-discipline


TATTVA
- element, essence, principle, the main elements which compose matter
- TATTVA DARSHI - one who knows the tattvas
- MAHA TATTVA - the highest divine principle other names for it:
    - ADI TATTVA
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ATMA TATTVA
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BRAHMA TATTVA
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GURU TATTVA
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ISHWAR TATTVA


TAT TVAM ASI
- "You are that" - a mantra


TITIKSHA
- bravery, courage


TRATAK
- a concentration technique, meditation on a point


TRIKUTI DHARANA
- a concentration in the eyebrow centre


TURIYA
- superconsciousness - samadhi


TYAGA
- sacrificing, renouncing

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