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  1. Brahma
  2. Sahasrara chakra
  3. Vishnu
  4. Bhakti yoga
  5. Annamaya kosha
  6. Jivatama or Purusha
  7. Dvesha
  8. Pranamaya kosha
  9. Smriti
  10. Raga
  11. Patanjali
  12. Anahata chakra
  13. Abhyasa
  14. Viparyaya
  15. Sushumna
  16. Anandamaya kosha
  17. Mandala
  18. kriya yoga
  19. Mantra
  20. Vikalpa
  21. Karma yoga
  22. Kleshas
  23. Manas
  24. Vigyanamaya kosha
  25. Nadi
  26. Pramana
  27. Ida
  28. Mudra
  29. Kapha dosha
  30. Bhagavad Gita
  31. Manipua chakra
  32. Vrittis
  33. Ahamkara
  34. The ways of overcoming these the kleshas.
  35. Japa
  36. Prakriti
  37. Pingala
  38. Vedas
  39. Rajas
  40. Hatha yoga
  41. Aum/om
  42. Sadhana
  43. Citta
  44. Muladhara chakra
  45. Gunas
  46. Nidra
  47. Guru
  48. Bandha
  49. Atman
  50. Svadhisthana chakra
  51. Upanishads
  52. Sadhaka
  53. yoga (Sutra I:2)
  54. Yoga Sutras
  55. Sattva
  56. Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  57. Isvara
  58. Ayurveda
  59. Vairaga
  60. Astanga yoga
  61. Vata dosha
  62. Chakras
  63. Koshas
  64. Asmita
  65. Kaivalya
  66. Abhinivesha
  67. Manomaya kosha
  68. Ajna chakra
  69. Jnana yoga
  70. Tamas
  71. Tri-doshas
  72. Avidya
  73. Shiva
  74. Pitta dosha
  75. Vishuddha chakra
  76. Buddhi
  1. a Coccyx, base of the spine, at the perineum
  2. b Hindu religious texts from ancient India. Written as long ago as 1500 BCE, some of the material in the Vedas likely was created even earlier and passed down by oral tradition The four classic texts are the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda
  3. c "Sitting near devotedly." The fourth and final portion of the Vedas, expounding the secret, philosophical meaning of the Vedic hymns. The Upanishads are a collection of profound texts which are the source of Vedanta and have dominated Indian thought for thousands of years.
  4. d The Lord; Supreme controller; referring either the Creator or yoga-darshana, to a special transcendental Self
  5. e Nature; multi-leveled and consists of an external dimension, pradhana or foundation
  6. f Memory, remembering
  7. g The koshas serve both a guide for the deeper practices of yoga and as map for our journey. The path of yoga is one of progressively moving inward, through each of the koshas, to experience the radiance of the True Self.
  8. h A hand gesture (such as cin-mudra) or whole-body gesture (such as viparita-karani-mudra); also a designation of the feminine partner in the Tantric sexual ritual
  9. i Afflictions; colored, painful, afflicted, impure; the root klish means to cause trouble. They are avidya, asmita, raga, dvesha and abhinivesha.
  10. j The seven chakras or energy centers comprise their model of the energetic or subtle body. They are Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipua, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajina and Sahasrara.
  11. k The central prana current or arc in or along which the serpent power (kundalini-shakti) must ascend toward the psychoenergetic center (cakra) at the crown of the head in order to attain liberation
  12. l Spiritually enlightened soul, who can dispel darkness, ignorance and illusion from the mind and enlighten the consciousness of a devotee/disciple, Teacher, spiritual preceptor, spiritual teacher
  13. m Sacral plexus, genital area
  14. n Fire and water; main function of the Pitta dosha in the body is metabolism
  15. o Pituitary center, eyebrow center
  16. p Air and Space; main function of the Vata in the body is movement
  17. q Pure consciousness; individuated consciousness
  18. r Mana means mind. It is the level of processing thoughts and emotions. It is in direct control of the operation, through the prana, of the physical body and senses.
  19. s Knowledge, understanding, wisdom
  20. t A sacred sound or phrase, such as om, hum, or om namah shivaya, that has a transformative effect on the mind of the individual reciting it; to be ultimately effective, a mantra needs to be given in an initiatory context
  21. u The sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic). It is one of India's most beloved and famous sacred texts, it is the epic story of Arjuna, a warrior prince, who confronts moral dilemmas and is led to a better understanding of reality through the intercession of the god Krishna. It provides the philosophical basis of yoga.
  22. v Associated with I-ness
  23. w The recitation of mantras
  24. x Specifically the five types of mental activity: valid cognition (pramâna), misconception (viparyaya), imagination (vikalpa), sleep (nidrâ), and memory (smriti)
  25. y Abhyasa means having an attitude of persistent effort to attain and maintain a state of stable tranquility
  26. z Science and knowledge of life, Indian holistic naturopathic healing system.
  27. aa She who is conscious and awake
  28. ab Quest, spiritual practice
  29. ac Real or valid cognition, right knowledge, valid proof, seeing clearly
  30. ad Cardiac plexus, heart center
  31. ae ("isolation"): the state of absolute freedom from conditioned existence, as explained in ashta-anga-yoga; in the nondualistic (advaita) traditions of India, this is usually called moksha or mukti (meaning "release" from the fetters of ignorance, or avidya
  32. af The universal mantra, cosmic vibration of the universe, represents the four states of consciousness, Sanskrit word meaning "all"
  33. ag Ananda means bliss. Ananda is a whole different order of reality from that of the mind. It is peace, joy, and love that is underneath, beyond the mind, independent of any reason or stimulus to cause a happy mental reaction. It is simply being, resting in bliss called ananda.
  34. ah One of the three gunas that compose the universe and all in it: The rajastic aspect refers to the human aspect in man ,in contrast to the animal and divine aspects in him
  35. ai The companion to abhyasa is non-attachment, learning to let go of the many attachments, aversions, fears, and false identities that are clouding the true Self.
  36. aj Aversion or pushing away, hatred
  37. ak Crown of the head
  38. al Yoga of devotion
  39. am Deep sleep
  40. an Resistance to loss, fear of death of identity, desire for continuity, clinging to the life of
  41. ao Prana means energy. It is the vital force that produces the subtle vibrations related to breath, and which are the driving force behind the physical aspect of the senses and the operation of the physical body.
  42. ap Anna means food. . All of the physical aspects of life come and go, and are consumed by another aspect of external reality. Thus, the outermost of the koshas is called the sheath of food, or Annamaya kosha
  43. aq A popular Hindu god, venerated as the Supreme Being in the Vaishnava sect
  44. ar That which is consciousness
  45. as Solar plexus, navel center
  46. at Brahma - ("he who has grown expansive"): the Creator of the universe, the first principle (tattva) to emerge out of the ultimate Reality (brahman)
  47. au Channels of flow for the prana. There are 72,000 nadis, of which 72 are vital. Of those 72, three major nadis are important for the understanding of Kundalini Yoga: ida, pingala, sushmuna.
  48. av Attraction or drawing to, addiction
  49. aw Qualities of natural phenomena, everything in the universe exhibits these three qualities in varying degrees
  50. ax Succinctly outlines the art and science of traditional Yoga meditation for Self-Realization.
  51. ay yoga is the mastery and integration of the activities of mind.
  52. az Spiritual aspirant or student
  53. ba The prana current or arc ascending on the right side of the central channel (sushumna-nadi) and associated with the sympathetic nervous system and having an energizing effect on the mind when activated
  54. bb 8 limbs of yoga: Yama, Niyamas, Isvara Pranidhana, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadi.
  55. bc Spiritual forgetting, ignorance, veiling, nescience
  56. bd Vijnana means knowing. It is the sheath of wisdom that is underneath the processing, thinking aspect of mind. It knows, decides, judges, and discriminates between this and that, between useful and not useful.
  57. be The prana current or arc ascending on the left side of the central channel (Sushumna nadi) associated with the parasympathetic nervous system and having a cooling or calming effect on the mind when activated.
  58. bf Thoracic plexus, throat center
  59. bg The yoga of physical well-being, designed to balance body, mind, and spirit, a science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and concentration, the path of yoga that starts with the practice of asanas
  60. bh Imagination, verbal misconception or delusion, fantasy, hallucination
  61. bi Are the connecting link between the physical body and the energy which runs our life. They are the gross manifestation of energy, which control the physical processes of our body. They are invisible. `Doshas' in Sanskrit means fault.
  62. bj A classical text describing Hatha Yoga. It is said to be the oldest surviving text on Hatha Yoga. Swami Swatmarama, a disciple of Swami Goraknath, wrote the text in the 15th century CE, drawing upon previous texts and his own experiences.
  63. bk ("bond/bondage"): the fact that human beings are typically bound by ignorance (avidya), which causes them to lead a life governed by karmic habit rather than inner freedom generated through wisdom (vidya, jnana)
  64. bl Soul, the individual being
  65. bm Action, the act of doing
  66. bn A circular design symbolizing the cosmos and specific to a deity
  67. bo Earth and water; main function of the Kapha in the body, is stability and structure
  68. bp One of the three qualities of nature, it manifests as balance, purity, calmness
  69. bq maitri - friendliness, pleasantness, lovingness
    karuna - compassion, mercy
    mudita - gladness, goodwill
    upeksha - acceptance, equanimity, indifference, disregard, neutrality
  70. br The lower mind, which is bound to the senses and yields information (vijnana) rather than wisdom
  71. bs Kriya Yoga is a method to attain the union of breath and Soul in each inhalation and exhalation
  72. bt The identification or attachment of one's ego
  73. bu One of the three qualities of nature (Gunas) which generates inertia, laziness, dullness and infatuation/ the quality of inertia, laziness, procrastination.
  74. bv ("He who is benign"): the Divine; a deity that has served yogins as an archetypal model throughout the ages
  75. bw Patañjali wrote a treatise on grammar; the Mahabbhasya. He is also credited with writing a book on Ayurveda and compiling the Yoga Sutras, an important collection of aphorisms on Yoga practice.
  76. bx Unreal cognition, indiscrimination, perverse cognition, wrong knowledge, misconception, incorrect knowing, not seeing clearly