Yoga Glossary
Comprehensive list of yoga terms, meanings, sanskrit words and meanings, sanskrit translations for Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga plus other forms.
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TermMeaning
Baddha KonasanaBound Angle Pose
Bahiroutside, external
Bahir kumbhakaexternal breath retention. The stage of pranayama where breath is retained after exhalation.
Bahiranga tratakaconcentrating the attention upon an external object such as a candle flame.
BakasanaYoga Crane Pose, Crow Pose
BalasanaYoga Child's Pose, Baby Pose
Bandhaa posture in which organs and muscles are contracted to create energy lock in a specific area.
BandhanaA bond.
Bastia colon cleansing technique.
Bhagvad Gitaa part of the famous Hindu epic 'Mahabharata'. Teachings of Lord Krishna to his disciple Arjuna at the commencement of the battle of Kurukshetra, with explanations on sannyasa yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and jnana yoga.
BhairavasanaAshtanga Yoga pose dedicated to Sage Bhairava.
BhaktaOne who practices Bhakti.
Bhaktidevotion
Bhakti YogaYoga of devotion.
BharadvajasanaThe asana dedicated to sage Bharadvāja
Bhastrika pranayama'bellows' breathing technique in which the breath is forcibly drawn in and out through the nose in equal proportions, like the pumping action of the bellows.
BhekasanaFrog Pose
Bhramari pranayamabreathing practice in which a soft "humming-bee" sound is produced during exhalation to stimulate the Ajna Chakra
BhujangasanaYoga Cobra Pose.
BhujapidasanaYoga Shoulder Pressing Pose
Bikram yogaactive yoga performed in a hot environment.
BinduPoint or Dot, worn on forehead as third eye.
BitilasanaYoga Cow Pose
BodhiEnlightenment although literally means awakened.
BodhisattvaEnlightened being.
BrahmacharyaPurity, chastity, nonlust.
Brahmansupreme consciousness, absolute reality, God, divinity.
BuddhaAwakened one or enlightened one.
BuddhiThe intellect.

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