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  1. She who is conscious and awake
  2. The recitation of mantras
  3. Pituitary center, eyebrow center
  4. Science and knowledge of life, Indian holistic naturopathic healing system.
  5. 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
  6. Kriya Yoga is a method to attain the union of breath and Soul in each inhalation and exhalation
  7. Afflictions; colored, painful, afflicted, impure; the root klish means to cause trouble. They are avidya, asmita, raga, dvesha and abhinivesha.
  8. Coccyx, base of the spine, at the perineum
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Solar plexus, navel center
  12. 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.
  13. Air and Space; main function of the Vata in the body is movement
  14. Earth and water; main function of the Kapha in the body, is stability and structure
  15. 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.
  16. Attraction or drawing to, addiction
  17. Aversion or pushing away, hatred
  18. "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.
  19. 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
  20. Brahma - ("he who has grown expansive"): the Creator of the universe, the first principle (tattva) to emerge out of the ultimate Reality (brahman)
  21. The identification or attachment of one's ego
  22. ("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)
  23. 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.
  24. Crown of the head
  25. Unreal cognition, indiscrimination, perverse cognition, wrong knowledge, misconception, incorrect knowing, not seeing clearly
  26. Quest, spiritual practice
  27. The lower mind, which is bound to the senses and yields information (vijnana) rather than wisdom
  28. yoga is the mastery and integration of the activities of mind.
  29. ("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
  30. Action, the act of doing
  31. 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
  32. Specifically the five types of mental activity: valid cognition (pramâna), misconception (viparyaya), imagination (vikalpa), sleep (nidrâ), and memory (smriti)
  33. Imagination, verbal misconception or delusion, fantasy, hallucination
  34. Associated with I-ness
  35. Resistance to loss, fear of death of identity, desire for continuity, clinging to the life of
  36. Nature; multi-leveled and consists of an external dimension, pradhana or foundation
  37. 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.
  38. Cardiac plexus, heart center
  39. 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
  40. The Lord; Supreme controller; referring either the Creator or yoga-darshana, to a special transcendental Self
  41. Memory, remembering
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Knowledge, understanding, wisdom
  45. maitri - friendliness, pleasantness, lovingness
    karuna - compassion, mercy
    mudita - gladness, goodwill
    upeksha - acceptance, equanimity, indifference, disregard, neutrality
  46. Qualities of natural phenomena, everything in the universe exhibits these three qualities in varying degrees
  47. 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.
  48. A popular Hindu god, venerated as the Supreme Being in the Vaishnava sect
  49. Pure consciousness; individuated consciousness
  50. Fire and water; main function of the Pitta dosha in the body is metabolism
  51. Spiritual aspirant or student
  52. A circular design symbolizing the cosmos and specific to a deity
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Spiritual forgetting, ignorance, veiling, nescience
  56. 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.
  57. ("He who is benign"): the Divine; a deity that has served yogins as an archetypal model throughout the ages
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. Abhyasa means having an attitude of persistent effort to attain and maintain a state of stable tranquility
  61. Real or valid cognition, right knowledge, valid proof, seeing clearly
  62. Succinctly outlines the art and science of traditional Yoga meditation for Self-Realization.
  63. Yoga of devotion
  64. One of the three qualities of nature, it manifests as balance, purity, calmness
  65. 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.
  66. Deep sleep
  67. Sacral plexus, genital area
  68. That which is consciousness
  69. One of the three qualities of nature (Gunas) which generates inertia, laziness, dullness and infatuation/ the quality of inertia, laziness, procrastination.
  70. 8 limbs of yoga: Yama, Niyamas, Isvara Pranidhana, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadi.
  71. The universal mantra, cosmic vibration of the universe, represents the four states of consciousness, Sanskrit word meaning "all"
  72. 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
  73. 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.
  74. Soul, the individual being
  75. 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. Thoracic plexus, throat center