Yoga Terminology

wyldrose's version from 2017-10-27 01:38

Section 1

Question Answer
SankalpaConnecting to one's heartfelt longing for that moment of Sadhana
BreathAwareness of an invitation to welcome Prana Shakti
Sthirham/SukhamSteadiness & Ease
PrataharaInteriorization through eyes closed, silence etc.
Open Awareness Openness to all sense of the moment thought every Kosha
Pointed AwarenessSpecific awareness upon one fixed point - ie: chakra
PratapanaWarm Up
Abhyasa & VairagyaEffort & Surrender


The Tattvas: 5 Princeplals of Reality: Subtle form of Mahabhutas - Earth/Prithvi, Air/Vayu, Fire/Agni, Water/Apas, Space/Akasha

Section 2

Question Answer
Vastu Shastra Sacred Architecture (Similar to Feng Shui)
Yin YogaResto but some stretch
Restorative Yoga No Effort, No Stretch
Margas of YogaFour Paths of Yoga: Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Raja
Jnana Yoga:the path of knowledge, wisdom, introspection, and contemplation.
Bhakti Yogathe path of devotion, emotion, love, compassion, and service to God and others.
Karma Yogais the path of action, mindfulness & service to others while remembering the levels of our being while fulfilling our actions or karma in the world.
Raja Yogas a comprehensive method that emphasizes meditation, while encompassing the whole of Yoga. It directly deals with the encountering and transcending thoughts of the mind.
Vedantais that philosophy which comes for the Upanishads(the final part of the Vedas)
AdvaitaNon-dualistic school of Vedanta
Laya YogaAwakening kundalini energy through practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana.
Granthis - Psychic Knots (Brahma Granthi/Muladhara/Tamas - Vishnu Granthi/Anahata/Rajas - Rudra Granthi/Ajna/Sattva

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