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.
Ubhaya Padagusthasanaubhaya "both", padangusta "big toe", asana "pose".
Uddiyana bandhaabdominal retraction lock'; drawing in of the abdomen towards the backbone after exhaling.
Ujjayi pranayamaa kind of breathing technique which produces a light sonorous sound.
Upanishadsa collection of Hindu spiritual writings following from the Vedas.
Upavistha KonasanaSeated Wide Legged Stradle, upavistha "seated", kona "angle", asana "pose"
Upayameans, way.
Unmesathe flow of the Spanda principle that takes place between any two things, two thoughts, two steps, two observations, etc.
Urdhva DhanurasanaWheel Pose.
Urdhva HastasanaRaised Hands Pose.
Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasanaurdhva "upwards" mukha "face", paschima "west" (back of the body), ut "intense", tan "stretch", asana "pose".
Urdhva Mukha SvanasanaUpward Facing Dog.
Urdhva Prasarita Eka PadasanaStanding Split.
UstrasanaCamel Pose, often used in Bikram Yoga.
Utkatasanasquatting position, chair pose, awkward chair pose, awkward pose, often used in Bikram Yoga, utkata "powerful, fierce", asana "pose".
UtpaladevaAbhinavagupta's grandmaster; a poet and mystic who composed songs in praise of Shiva, known as the Utpalasutravali.
Utthan PristhasanaLizard Pose.
UttanasanaStanding Forward Bend.
UttankoormasanaTortoise pose.
Utthita Hasta PadangusthasanaStanding Big Toe Pose, uttihita "extended, stretched", hasta "hand", padangusta "big toe", asana "pose".
Utthita ParsvakonasanaExtended Side Angle Pose, uttihita "extended, stretched" parsva "side, flank", kona "angle", asana "pose".
Utthita TrikonasanaTriangle Pose, uttihita "extended, stretched", tri "three", kona "angle", asana "pose".

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