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  1. Indra Devi
  2. ganapati mudra
  3. sitali
  4. 5 koshas
  5. experience of the true self (atman); the big picture; bliss
  6. samkalpa mudra
  7. study of self; self-acceptance
  8. Sutras Book 1
  9. kaphalbati technique
  10. Sutras Book 2
  11. chandra bhedana
  12. ujjayi
  13. jnana yoga
  14. karma yoga
  15. prana mudra
  16. ajna
  17. bija mantra
  18. non-attachment
  19. apana vayu
  20. abstinence; related to connection between self and others/community/etc.
  21. 5 yamas
  22. rajas guna
  23. Bhagavad Gita
  24. pratyahara
  25. chakras
  26. Yoga Sutras
  27. yoga's origins
  28. Sutras Book 4
  29. 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
  30. disciplined use of energy; directing energy
  31. truthfulness
  32. vinyasa principles from ashtanga
  33. latent/dormant energy that lies at base of spine - once released (through crown of head), individual becomes true self (one with everything)
  34. Sitkari technique
  35. vinyasa krama
  36. anahata
  37. muladhara
  38. self-restraint (abstinence)
  39. Sitali technique
  40. bhairava mudra
  41. anandamaya kosha
  42. sense withdrawal; mental cleansing, fasting
  43. padma mudra
  44. aitkari
  45. annamaya kosha
  46. ayurvedic healing techniques
  47. pancha vayus
  48. vata
  49. god triad
  50. Pranayama - 5 uses
  51. jnana mudra
  52. Ujjayi technique
  53. contentment
  54. concentration
  55. surya bhedana
  56. marma points
  57. doshas
  58. Prakriti
  59. shankara conch mudra
  60. Sri Krishnamacharya
  61. 5 elements
  62. udana vayu
  63. Sutras Book 3
  64. Bhastrika technique
  65. vishuddha
  66. nadi shodana
  67. kumbhaka
  68. Kapha
  69. personal observances; related to connection between self and the divine
  70. sushumna nadi
  71. Swami Vivekananda
  72. vyana vayu
  73. hasta mudra
  74. ayurveda
  75. the bandhas
  76. bhakti yoga
  77. pranamaya kosha
  78. literally, "seat;" posture to prepare for meditation; discipline of the body
  79. tamas guna
  80. Simhasana technique
  81. vinyasa
  82. pingala nadi
  83. aphiya mudra
  84. B.K.S. Iyengar
  85. Patanjali
  86. Pitta
  87. prana vayu
  88. body locks or muscular contractions applied for the retention and channeling of kundulini energy
  89. Vikruti
  90. samana vayu
  91. prakriti
  92. mudras
  93. swadhisthana
  94. meditation
  95. Pattabhi Jois
  96. literally "vision" or "insight;" the gaze (internal and/or external)
  97. non-violence
  98. garuda mudra
  99. vijnanamaya kosha
  100. manipura
  101. jaya mudra
  102. raja yoga
  103. ida nadi
  104. non-stealing
  105. yoga
  106. T.K.V. Desikachar
  107. purity and cleanliness
  108. sattva guna
  109. vira mudra
  110. bhastrika
  111. gunas
  112. simhasana
  113. manomaya kosha
  114. devotion; celebration of Spirit
  115. type of pranayama breathing which develops awareness through drawing air in through both nostrils with the glottis held partially closed. Literally "loud breathing" or "what clears the throat and masters the chest area"
  116. sahashrara
  117. breath control; cultivation of prana; directs the prana
  118. 5 niyamas
  119. purusha
  120. bija mantras in order
  121. anjali mudra
  122. Pancha Koshas (literal)
  123. types of meditation
  1. a yoga of action
  2. b satya
  3. c earth, wind, water, fire, space
  4. d to yoke; union; union of mind, body, and spirit
  5. e navel to diaphragm; digestion
  6. f pancha: 5, kosha: sheath
  7. g withdrawal of senses from external objects
  8. h 1888-1989; taught viniyoga system of Hatha-Yoga
  9. i ishvarapranidhana
  10. j fire & water; hot, sharp, oily, spreading; mobile; active/busy personalities, anger; INTESTINE
  11. k strike through lunar channel; IN left, OUT right: cooling
  12. l niyama
  13. m 1st chakra
  14. n bhanda(s)
  15. o palm faces out, thumb down - no fear
  16. p vata, pitta, kapha
  17. q nature of dosha imbalance
  18. r open palms up right rests on left - union with supreme consciousness (mtg of masculine & feminine energy)
  19. s Ujjayi pranayama
  20. t activity, movement, process of change
  21. u yoga of mind
  22. v (qualities of matter in unmanifested universe) tamas, rajas, sattva
  23. w psychic breathing; 'upward + success'; energy: mind, cold; body, hot
  24. x Sadhana Pada - author outlines two forms of yoga: Kriya (action) yoga, and Ashtanga (eithfold or eightlimbed) yoga. Sadhana = practice or discipline
  25. y palms raised - balance, active/opening expression
  26. z lotus - transformation/evolution
  27. aa (corners of chest lift; ribcage expands) slows down aging process, releases stress/anxiety; mind-body connexn; lowers bp; pain mgmt; relaxes muscles; creates grace in postures; improves focus; quiets the mind (for meditation). Generates heat
  28. ab female, left, lunar, water, yin
  29. ac pointer to thumb palm down, thum & first finger touch ("o") - specific mudra for meditation - integration/connecting/centering
  30. ad Lion's breath - heating - helps stage fright, relieves anxiety
  31. ae yama
  32. af 5th chakra
  33. ag diet and nutrition, herbs, massage/marma pt therapy, asana/pranayama, lifestyle changes, mantra, mediation, purification/fasting
  34. ah uddiyana, moola, jalandhara (net, web); maha (all three)
  35. ai originated in India 5,000 + years ago
  36. aj palms touch at heart; balance
  37. ak palms up in receptivity - grace/acceptance/openness
  38. al chakra mantra
  39. am lam, vam, ram, yam, ham, om, silent om
  40. an palms overhead - victory/strength/affirmation
  41. ao downward from navel to feet; elimination
  42. ap universal theme: ethical and moral struggles of the human life; the inner battle between good and evil, right and wrong, etc. The BG is a Dharmic scripture that is part of the Hindu epic, Mahabaratha
  43. aq krama - "order" or "method." In Vinyasa Krama, postures are organized in a logical sequence. Each posture can be first experienced through the easier vinyasas and the gradually mastered by moving through all the variations. In this way, the body is opened up in a gentle process, achieving deep transformation without force or injury.
  44. ar studied under Krisnamacharya
  45. as ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, aparigraha
  46. at 3rd chakra
  47. au brought Hatha yoga to America in 40s; studied under Krishnamacharya
  48. av male, right, solar, fire, yang
  49. aw periods between when you inhale and exhale
  50. ax concentrative, tactile, integrative, contemplative, off-mat
  51. ay rhythmic, increases auric body
  52. az all prevading
  53. ba brahmacharya
  54. bb diaphragm to base of throat; pranic absorption
  55. bc svadhyaya
  56. bd spirit
  57. be Drishti
  58. bf 6th chakra
  59. bg yoga of heart
  60. bh ahimsa
  61. bi father of yoga
  62. bj dhyana
  63. bk matter
  64. bl aparigraha
  65. bm 7th chakra
  66. bn Samadhi Pada - author describes yoga and then the nature and means of attaining Samadhi (blissful state where yoga is absorbed into the One). Contains verse, "Yogas citta-vritti-nirodhah" ("Yoha is the restraint of mental modification")
  67. bo saucha, santosha, tapas, svadhyaya, isvarapranidhana
  68. bp form theoretical and philosophical basis of Raja Yoga; divided into 4 chapters or books (padas) containing 196 aphorisms
  69. bq "bellows breath" - for advanced practitioners - generates heat. Good for respiratory system, tones ab muscles, improves digestion, drains sinuses
  70. br 2nd chakra
  71. bs (1) Yamas (2) Niyamas (3) Asana (4) Pranayama (5) Pratyahara (6) Dharana (7) Dhyana (8) Samadhi
  72. bt alt nostril; IN left, OUT right w/bandha
  73. bu pratyahara
  74. bv bliss body
  75. bw left hand down, holds right on top for union of active/receptive energ - balance, harmony
  76. bx asteya
  77. by science of life
  78. bz kundalini
  79. ca saucha
  80. cb ways to encapsulate/move energy; moves awareness back to a concept in an encapsulated way
  81. cc dharana
  82. cd link thumbs, spread fingers on heartspace - freedom
  83. ce from base of throat to top of head; movement in throat and facial expressions
  84. cf energy/emo body
  85. cg through teeth; cold
  86. ch Kaivalya Pada - Kaivalya = isolation, but as used in the Sutras stands for emancipation, liberation, and is used inchangeably with "moksha" (liberation), which is the goal of Yoga. This book describes the process of liberation and the reality of the transcendental ego
  87. ci to place or arrange in a special way with the breath
  88. cj one's true nature/constitution
  89. ck L with L hand, wrap right hand - protection
  90. cl linking breath to movement, breath / ujjayi, locks / bhandas, gaze / dhristi
  91. cm spinal chord
  92. cn (inhale through rolled tongue, exhale without sound through nose, tongue retracted) - cooling
  93. co (inhale through mouth, teeth together; exhale through nose, no noise) - cooling
  94. cp water & earth; heavy, wet, stable, steady; calm and slow personalities. COLON and HEART/STROKE problems
  95. cq Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
  96. cr samadhi
  97. cs 1893 World's Fair at Parliament of religions
  98. ct lower mental body
  99. cu yoga of physical and mental control
  100. cv tapas
  101. cw lion's breath
  102. cx part of the subtle body (not physical) that correspond to vital points in the physical body; they are centers of prana (life force or vital energy)
  103. cy Vibhuti Pada - Vibhuti = power or manifestation. Supar-normal powers (siddi) are acquired by the practice of yoga. The tempation of these powers should be avoided and attention should be fixed only on liberation
  104. cz (1) develop heat and cleanse us of toxins; (2) remove avidya (spiritual ignorance); (3) passify/cool nervous system; (4) purify nadis; (5) once toxins are released and spiritual ignorance is removed, shakti/kundalini can move up the spine, and enlightenment can occur
  105. da inertia, darkness
  106. db to strike through solar channel; IN right, OUT left
  107. dc "Skull shining breath" - for advanced practitioners. Rapid forced exhales followed by passive inhales. Generates heat.
  108. dd pranayama
  109. de interlace fingers, pull fists - removes obstacles, empowering
  110. df purity
  111. dg asana
  112. dh 4th chakra
  113. di 5 winds: prana, apana, samana, udana, vyana
  114. dj cool; through tongue
  115. dk taught father's (Krishnamacharya) system of yoga
  116. dl sick in youth, lived with brother in law (Krishnamacharya), wrote "Light on Yoga" 1966, in 1952 friend, violinist Menuhin, introduced to world, use of props
  117. dm 108 points; energy amplification points, lie along nadis, boost flow of prana
  118. dn make fist with thumbs up, solar - energizing, powerful
  119. do space & air; mobility; cold, dry, rough; light in weight; irregularity; creative personalities; LUNGS
  120. dp Annamaya; Pranamaya; Manomaya; Vijnanamaya; Anandamaya
  121. dq santosha
  122. dr higher intellectual body
  123. ds physical body