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GLOSSARY OF YOGIC TERMSAkasa: infinite, omnipresent material of the universe.Anima: power to assimilate oneself with an atom.Asana: a posture; a Yoga exercise.Ashram: Yoga retreat.Avyakta: that which is unperceived, indiscrete.Bandha: a mystic breathing exercise.Brahmacarya: continence; chastity; abstinence from sexual indulgence.Chakra: a nerve center.Dharana: mental effort involved in selecting one object out of many for concentration.Dhyana: contemplation; gazing.Garima: power to be as heavy as anything.Guna: a thing of sense.Guru: Yoga teacher or leader.Hatha Yoga: system of Yoga for care of the body; physical Yoga.Ida: left nostril.Isvata: power to create.Jna: that which knows or discriminates.Joytis: light.Kaivalya: state of oneness.Kanda: point below the navel from which 72,000 nadis issue.Karma: cosmic operation of a form of retributive justice, under which a person’s status in life is determined by his owns deeds in a previous incarnation.Karma-nadi: a nerve in which the vital air is supposed to reside.Kumbhaka: retention or suspension of the breath.Kundalini: sleeping goddess within the internal organs.Laghima: power to be as light as cotton or any similar thing.Mahavideha: condition in which knowledge of every description is within easy reach of the ascetic and obtainable without effort.Mahima: power to expand oneself into space.Mitahara: moderation in diet.Moksha: state of bliss.Mrnalakomalavapu: slimness of a lotus stalk; one of the goals of Hatha Yoga.Mudra: one of the higher practices of Yoga; a psycho-physiological practice or exercise.Muladhara: navel.Mukti: salvation; deliverance; emancipation from rebirth.Nadi: a nerve.Niyama: cleanliness, contentment, mortification, study and self-surrender to good.Padma: a nerve center.Pingala: right nostril; also, anything conducting a positive electrical current in the human body.Prakamya: power of having all wishes, of whatever description, realized.Prana: life; vitality; breath; infinite, omnipresent power of the universe.Pranayama: regulation of the respiratory movements as a means of control of the vital forces.Prapti: power of reaching anywhere, even to the moon. Pratibha: intuition.Pratyahara: restraining or withholding the senses; introspection.Puraka: inhalation.Purusa: soul.Raja Yoga: system of Yoga which leads to spiritual growth; mental Yoga.Rechaka: exhalation.Sahasradala: brain (literally, “the thousand-petaled lotus”).Samadhi: a trance; state of suspended sensation; superconsciousness; perfect relaxation.Samatva: freedom from emotion.Samyama: contemplation, absorption, trance; a way to several occult powers which conducts the Yogi to conscious samadhi.Sankya Yoga: Yoga of the mind.Siddha: a master of Yoga.Siddhi: one of several miraculous powers.Stilhi: state in which the mind is at a standstill.Sunyaka: suspension of the breath.Susumna: spinal cord.Sutras: writings of a sage.Vasvita: power to command all.Vyakta: that which is perceived, sensible, discrete.Yama: non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence and non-receiving of any gifts.Yogin: a practitioner of Yoga.

metaphysicalultrasound:

GLOSSARY OF YOGIC TERMS

Akasa: infinite, omnipresent material of the universe.
Anima: power to assimilate oneself with an atom.
Asana: a posture; a Yoga exercise.
Ashram: Yoga retreat.
Avyakta: that which is unperceived, indiscrete.
Bandha: a mystic breathing exercise.
Brahmacarya: continence; chastity; abstinence from sexual indulgence.
Chakra: a nerve center.
Dharana: mental effort involved in selecting one object out of many for concentration.
Dhyana: contemplation; gazing.
Garima: power to be as heavy as anything.
Guna: a thing of sense.
Guru: Yoga teacher or leader.
Hatha Yoga: system of Yoga for care of the body; physical Yoga.
Ida: left nostril.
Isvata: power to create.
Jna: that which knows or discriminates.
Joytis: light.
Kaivalya: state of oneness.
Kanda: point below the navel from which 72,000 nadis issue.
Karma: cosmic operation of a form of retributive justice, under which a person’s status in life is determined by his owns deeds in a previous incarnation.
Karma-nadi: a nerve in which the vital air is supposed to reside.
Kumbhaka: retention or suspension of the breath.
Kundalini: sleeping goddess within the internal organs.
Laghima: power to be as light as cotton or any similar thing.
Mahavideha: condition in which knowledge of every description is within easy reach of the ascetic and obtainable without effort.
Mahima: power to expand oneself into space.
Mitahara: moderation in diet.
Moksha: state of bliss.
Mrnalakomalavapu: slimness of a lotus stalk; one of the goals of Hatha Yoga.
Mudra: one of the higher practices of Yoga; a psycho-physiological practice or exercise.
Muladhara: navel.
Mukti: salvation; deliverance; emancipation from rebirth.
Nadi: a nerve.
Niyama: cleanliness, contentment, mortification, study and self-surrender to good.
Padma: a nerve center.
Pingala: right nostril; also, anything conducting a positive electrical current in the human body.
Prakamya: power of having all wishes, of whatever description, realized.
Prana: life; vitality; breath; infinite, omnipresent power of the universe.
Pranayama: regulation of the respiratory movements as a means of control of the vital forces.
Prapti: power of reaching anywhere, even to the moon. Pratibha: intuition.
Pratyahara: restraining or withholding the senses; introspection.
Puraka: inhalation.
Purusa: soul.
Raja Yoga: system of Yoga which leads to spiritual growth; mental Yoga.
Rechaka: exhalation.
Sahasradala: brain (literally, “the thousand-petaled lotus”).
Samadhi: a trance; state of suspended sensation; superconsciousness; perfect relaxation.
Samatva: freedom from emotion.
Samyama: contemplation, absorption, trance; a way to several occult powers which conducts the Yogi to conscious samadhi.
Sankya Yoga: Yoga of the mind.
Siddha: a master of Yoga.
Siddhi: one of several miraculous powers.
Stilhi: state in which the mind is at a standstill.
Sunyaka: suspension of the breath.
Susumna: spinal cord.
Sutras: writings of a sage.
Vasvita: power to command all.
Vyakta: that which is perceived, sensible, discrete.
Yama: non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence and non-receiving of any gifts.
Yogin: a practitioner of Yoga.