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
Dandastick
Danda dhautione of the cleansing techniques (shatkarmas), used to clean the oesophagus with a stick.
Danta dhautiteeth cleansing technique.
Dandayamana Bibhaktapada JanushirasanaStanding Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
Dandayamana Bibhaktapada PaschimottanasanaStanding Separate Leg Stretching Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
Dandayamana DhanurasanaStanding Bow Pulling Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
Dandayamana JanuShirasanaStanding Head to Knee Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
Devaa god or being.
Deviadditional name for the Great Mother.
Dhanurasanabow pose, backward bending yoga pose, , often used in Bikram yoga.
Dharanafrom the word dhri meaning "to hold firm", practice of concentration, or one-pointedness, sixth of the eight fold path in ashtanga yoga, the sixth of the eight stages of classical Yoga.
Dharmaduty, righteous path, self-discipline, work, duty, or destiny, the life of responsibility and right action.
Darshanseeing a revered person or being either with physical sight or in vision.
Dhautisecond of the shatkarmas, cleansing technique of the eyes, ears, forehead, tongue, stomach, esophagus, rectum and anus.
Dhyanameditation or contemplation, single-pointed focus of mind on either a form, thought or sound, quieting the mind, the seventh of the eight stages of classical Yoga.
Dikshainitiation given by a guru.
Doshathe three humours of the body, see kapha, pitta, vata.
DrishtiA focused gaze, is a means for developing concentration and balance. It also relates to the 5th limb of yoga, pratyahara, regarding sense withdrawal as well as the 6th limb dharana relating to concentration.
Dugdha netinasal irrigation or cleaning technique with milk.
Dukhamisery, unhappiness, pain
Durgagoddess of truth.

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