Asana: A physical posture or pose in yoga.
Pranayama: Breathing techniques in yoga that help to control and direct the flow of breath.
Bandha: Internal locks or contractions in the body used in yoga to direct energy flow.
Chakra: Energy centers in the body that correspond to different physical and emotional states.
Dharma: The underlying purpose or duty of an individual in life, according to yoga philosophy.
Drishti: A focal point used in yoga to help maintain concentration and balance.
Hatha yoga: A physical branch of yoga that focuses on asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques.
Jnana yoga: The yoga path of knowledge and self-realization, which involves studying and contemplation.
Karma yoga: The yoga path of action and service, which involves performing selfless acts for others.
Kundalini: A form of yoga that involves activating and directing the dormant energy at the base of the spine.
Mantra: A word, sound, or phrase repeated during meditation to aid in concentration and focus.
Mudra: Hand gestures used in yoga to direct energy flow and aid in meditation.
Namaste: A common greeting or farewell in yoga, which translates to “I bow to the divine in you.”
Prana: Life force energy that flows through the body, often referred to as “breath” in yoga.
Surya Namaskar: A sequence of yoga postures that make up the “sun salutation” sequence.
Tantra: A yoga philosophy that emphasizes the use of physical and mental practices to achieve spiritual growth and union.
Ujjayi: A type of pranayama or breathing technique in which the breath is deepened and made audible through the throat.
Vinyasa: A style of yoga that links breath with movement in a flowing, dynamic sequence of postures.
Yamas: The first limb of the eight-limbed path of yoga, which outlines ethical guidelines for yogic living.
Yoga Nidra: A guided relaxation and meditation practice that induces a state of deep relaxation and rest.