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 or definition as related to yoga in Sanskrit or another language.
Jalawater
Jala bastithe yoga technique of enema using water - one of the yoga shatkarma
Jala netia shatkarma technique - cleansing of the nasal passages with water by alternating the flow of water in the nostrils, preferably using a neti pot.
Jalandhara bandhathroat lock' to restrict the flow of bereath through the throat - done by resting the chin on the upper sternum (chest).
Japacontinuous chanting i.e repetition of a mantra
Jihva dhautione of the shatkarma techniques for cleansing the tongue.
Jnanaknowledge, understanding, wisdom
Jnana mudrathe gesture of knowledge - in this the index finger is bent so that its tip is joined with the tip of the thumb, the other three fingers are spread out.
Jnana yogathe yoga of knowledge - attained through spontaneous self-analysis and investigation of abstract and speculative ideas.

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