Yoga Glossary
Comprehensive list of yoga terms, meanings, sanskrit words and meanings, sanskrit translations for Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga plus other forms.
TermMeaning or definition as related to yoga in Sanskrit or another language.
Vajrasanathe 'thunderbolt' pose; a kneeling posture with buttocks resting upon the heels.
Vama swaraflow of breath in the left nostril
Vaman dhautiyogic technique to cleanse the stomach by voluntary vomiting. There are two types: kunjal kriya (regurgitating of water) and vyaghra (regurgitating of food)
Varisara dhautiyogic cleansing technique in which a large quantity of water is drunk in conjunction with asanas to cleanse the entire digestive tract; also known as shankhaprakshalana.
Vashitvaability to control all objects, living and non-living
Vastra dhautiyogic detoxification technique in which a specially prepared cloth is swallowed and removed after ten minutes, in order to remove mucus from the stomach
Vatsara dhautia cleansing technique in which the air swallowed into the stomach is belched out.
Vayu tattwaair element
Vedasfour ancient texts- Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva, which are further divided into Samhita, Brahmana, Aranayaka and Upanishads. They were revealed to the sages and saints of India which explain and regulate every aspect of life from supreme reality to worldly affairs.  The oldest books in the library of mankind.
Veerasanahero's pose - for concentration and discrminative thinking.
VinyasaIn yoga, it is ofter used to discribe a style of yoga where movements are tied together, and usually practiced in conjuction with the breath.
Vishuddhi chakraone of the energy centres located in the spine behind the throat and connected with the cervical plexus, tonsils and thyroid gland.

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