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  1. surya bhedanastrike through lunar channel; IN left, OUT right: cooling

          

  2. concentrationdharana

          

  3. 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga(1) Yamas (2) Niyamas (3) Asana (4) Pranayama (5) Pratyahara (6) Dharana (7) Dhyana (8) Samadhi

          

  4. Sutras Book 4Samadhi 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")

          

  5. sushumna nadispinal chord

          

  6. marma points108 points; energy amplification points, lie along nadis, boost flow of prana

          

  7. Simhasana techniqueLion's breath - heating - helps stage fright, relieves anxiety

          

  8. sense withdrawal; mental cleansing, fastingsaucha

          

  9. kumbhaka1st chakra

          

  10. T.K.V. Desikachartaught father's (Krishnamacharya) system of yoga

          

  11. Vikrutinature of dosha imbalance

          

  12. Swami Vivekanandafemale, left, lunar, water, yin

          

  13. doshaswater & earth; heavy, wet, stable, steady; calm and slow personalities. COLON and HEART/STROKE problems

          

  14. prana mudrapalms raised - balance, active/opening expression

          

  15. pancha vayusnavel to diaphragm; digestion

          

  16. latent/dormant energy that lies at base of spine - once released (through crown of head), individual becomes true self (one with everything)kundalini

          

  17. manomaya koshalower mental body

          

  18. abstinence; related to connection between self and others/community/etc.yama

          

  19. pingala nadifemale, left, lunar, water, yin

          

  20. truthfulnesssatya

          

  21. ganapati mudrainterlace fingers, pull fists - removes obstacles, empowering

          

  22. B.K.S. Iyengartaught father's (Krishnamacharya) system of yoga

          

  23. aphiya mudralotus - transformation/evolution

          

  24. Yoga Sutrasform theoretical and philosophical basis of Raja Yoga; divided into 4 chapters or books (padas) containing 196 aphorisms

          

  25. purity and cleanlinesssaucha

          

  26. gunascool; through tongue

          

  27. vijnanamaya koshahigher intellectual body

          

  28. pranamaya koshaenergy/emo body

          

  29. contentmentsantosha

          

  30. Patanjalifather of yoga

          

  31. chandra bhedanastrike through lunar channel; IN left, OUT right: cooling

          

  32. Bhagavad Gitauniversal 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

          

  33. karma yogayoga of action

          

  34. bhakti yogayoga of heart

          

  35. Bhastrika technique(inhale through mouth, teeth together; exhale through nose, no noise) - cooling

          

  36. swadhisthana2nd chakra

          

  37. Pranayama - 5 usesdiaphragm to base of throat; pranic absorption

          

  38. yoga's originsinertia, darkness

          

  39. vinyasato place or arrange in a special way with the breath

          

  40. pratyahara7th chakra

          

  41. 5 elementsAnnamaya; Pranamaya; Manomaya; Vijnanamaya; Anandamaya

          

  42. non-attachmentaparigraha

          

  43. ayurveda3rd chakra

          

  44. kaphalbati techniqueLion's breath - heating - helps stage fright, relieves anxiety

          

  45. the bandhasAnnamaya; Pranamaya; Manomaya; Vijnanamaya; Anandamaya

          

  46. vishuddha5th chakra

          

  47. self-restraint (abstinence)brahmacharya

          

  48. sattva gunapurity

          

  49. bhastrikaone's true nature/constitution

          

  50. vinyasa principles from ashtangakrama - "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.

          

  51. apana vayudownward from navel to feet; elimination

          

  52. vyana vayudownward from navel to feet; elimination

          

  53. Ujjayi technique(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

          

  54. sahashraralion's breath

          

  55. literally "vision" or "insight;" the gaze (internal and/or external)tapas

          

  56. hasta mudrapalms up in receptivity - grace/acceptance/openness

          

  57. non-violenceahimsa

          

  58. vira mudrapalms overhead - victory/strength/affirmation

          

  59. samana vayunavel to diaphragm; digestion

          

  60. types of meditationdharana

          

  61. ujjayipsychic breathing; 'upward + success'; energy: mind, cold; body, hot

          

  62. anahataspace & air; mobility; cold, dry, rough; light in weight; irregularity; creative personalities; LUNGS

          

  63. purushawater & earth; heavy, wet, stable, steady; calm and slow personalities. COLON and HEART/STROKE problems

          

  64. aitkarithrough teeth; cold

          

  65. udana vayufrom base of throat to top of head; movement in throat and facial expressions

          

  66. mudras(qualities of matter in unmanifested universe) tamas, rajas, sattva

          

  67. annamaya koshaphysical body

          

  68. 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"Ujjayi pranayama

          

  69. jnana yogayoga of action

          

  70. jnana mudrapalms raised - balance, active/opening expression

          

  71. personal observances; related to connection between self and the divinepratyahara

          

  72. Sutras Book 2Vibhuti 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

          

  73. Indra Devibrought Hatha yoga to America in 40s; studied under Krishnamacharya

          

  74. Sutras Book 1Vibhuti 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

          

  75. prakritifather of yoga

          

  76. Pancha Koshas (literal)pancha: 5, kosha: sheath

          

  77. Prakritifather of yoga

          

  78. muladharaways to encapsulate/move energy; moves awareness back to a concept in an encapsulated way

          

  79. jaya mudrapalms overhead - victory/strength/affirmation

          

  80. yogato yoke; union; union of mind, body, and spirit

          

  81. ajnawater & earth; heavy, wet, stable, steady; calm and slow personalities. COLON and HEART/STROKE problems

          

  82. study of self; self-acceptancetaught father's (Krishnamacharya) system of yoga

          

  83. shankara conch mudraL with L hand, wrap right hand - protection

          

  84. vata6th chakra

          

  85. 5 yamasahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, aparigraha

          

  86. anandamaya koshabliss body

          

  87. Sri Krishnamacharya1888-1989; taught viniyoga system of Hatha-Yoga

          

  88. disciplined use of energy; directing energyconcentrative, tactile, integrative, contemplative, off-mat

          

  89. chakrasways to encapsulate/move energy; moves awareness back to a concept in an encapsulated way

          

  90. simhasanalion's breath

          

  91. garuda mudrapalms up in receptivity - grace/acceptance/openness

          

  92. sitalicool; through tongue

          

  93. body locks or muscular contractions applied for the retention and channeling of kundulini energybhanda(s)

          

  94. devotion; celebration of Spiritishvarapranidhana

          

  95. nadi shodanaalt nostril; IN left, OUT right w/bandha

          

  96. breath control; cultivation of prana; directs the pranalam, vam, ram, yam, ham, om, silent om

          

  97. literally, "seat;" posture to prepare for meditation; discipline of the bodypranayama

          

  98. 5 koshasAnnamaya; Pranamaya; Manomaya; Vijnanamaya; Anandamaya

          

  99. manipurasaucha, santosha, tapas, svadhyaya, isvarapranidhana

          

  100. Sutras Book 3Vibhuti 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

          

  101. tamas gunapurity

          

  102. bija mantrachakra mantra

          

  103. Sitkari technique(inhale through mouth, teeth together; exhale through nose, no noise) - cooling

          

  104. ayurvedic healing techniquesLion's breath - heating - helps stage fright, relieves anxiety

          

  105. raja yogayoga of physical and mental control

          

  106. padma mudrapalms up in receptivity - grace/acceptance/openness

          

  107. god triadways to encapsulate/move energy; moves awareness back to a concept in an encapsulated way

          

  108. samkalpa mudrapalms overhead - victory/strength/affirmation

          

  109. anjali mudrainterlace fingers, pull fists - removes obstacles, empowering

          

  110. bija mantras in orderlam, vam, ram, yam, ham, om, silent om

          

  111. ida nadifemale, left, lunar, water, yin

          

  112. experience of the true self (atman); the big picture; blisssamadhi

          

  113. meditationcool; through tongue

          

  114. vinyasa kramakrama - "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.

          

  115. Pattabhi Joisstudied under Krisnamacharya

          

  116. bhairava mudraopen palms up right rests on left - union with supreme consciousness (mtg of masculine & feminine energy)

          

  117. rajas gunaactivity, movement, process of change

          

  118. Kaphavata, pitta, kapha

          

  119. Sitali techniqueLion's breath - heating - helps stage fright, relieves anxiety

          

  120. non-stealingasteya

          

  121. prana vayudownward from navel to feet; elimination

          

  122. 5 niyamassaucha, santosha, tapas, svadhyaya, isvarapranidhana

          

  123. Pittaspace & air; mobility; cold, dry, rough; light in weight; irregularity; creative personalities; LUNGS