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SSLY Sanskrit Terms

Sanskrit Terms for SSLY Teacher Training

Bhastrika Bellows Breath
Kapalabhati Shining Breath
Ujjayi Success Breath
Dirgha Complete Breath
Nadi Shodhana Alternate Nostril Breath
Pavanamuktasana Knee to Chest Pose
Jathara Parivrittanasana Knee Down Twist Pose
Matsyendrasana Spinal Twist Pose
Baddha Konasana Butterfly Pose
Paschimottanasana Seated Forward Bend Pose
Chakrasana Wheel Pose
Balasana Child’s Pose
Tadasana Standing Mountain Pose
Vrksasana Tree Pose
Ekpadasana One Foot Pose
Dandayamana-Dhanurasana Standing Bow Pose
Trikonasana Triangle Pose
Garudasana Eagle pose
Dandayamana Konasana Standing Angle Pose
Padmasana Lotus Flexion pose
Supta Janu Sirsasana Upward Facing Knee to Head Pose
Dhanurasana Bow Pose
Salabhasana Locust Pose
Setu Bandhasana Bridge Pose
Sarvangasana / Halasana Shoulder Pose / Plow Pose
Matsyasana Fish pose
Surya Namaskar Sun Salutations
Pranamasana Hands to heart Pose
Hasta Uttanasana Hands to Sky Pose
Pada Hastasana Hands to Foot Pose
Ashwa-Sanchalanasana Equestrian Pose
Parvatasana Mountain Pose
Asthanga Namaskar Eight Limbs Pose
Bhujangasana Cobra Pose
Parvatasana Mountain Pose
Ashwa-Sanchalanasana Equestrian Pose
Pada Hastasana Hands to Foot Pose
Hasta Uttanasana Hands to Sky Pose
Pranamasana Hands to heart Pose
Om Mitraya Namaha Salutations to the friend of all
Om Ravaye Namaha Salutations to the shining one
Om Suryaya Namaha Salutations to he who induces activity
Om Bhanave Namaha Salutations to he who illuminates
Om Khagaya Namaha Salutations to the one who moves through the sky
Om Pooshne Namaha Salutations to the giver of strength and nourishment
Om Hiranya Garbhya Namaha Salutations to the golden cosmic self
Om Marichaya Namaha Salutations to the rays of the sun
Om Aditya Namaha Salutations to the son of Aditi
Om Savitre Namaha Salutations to the stimulating power of the sun
Om Arkaya Namaha Salutations to he who is fit to be praised
Om Bhaskaraya Namaha Salutations to the one who leads to enlightenment
Bandhas Locks
Moola bandha Root lock
Uddiyana bandha Stomach lift
Jalandhara bandha Chin lock
Om Bhavam Namah Law of Pure Potentiality
Om Vardhanam Namah Law of Giving and Receiving
Om Kriyam Namah Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
Om Daksham Namah Law of Least Effort
Om Ritam Namah Law of Intention and Desire
Om Anandham Namah Law of Detachment
Om Varunam Namah Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life
Yamas First branch of yoga rules of social behavior
Ahimsa Non-violence
Satya Truthful speech
Brahmacharya Appropriate sexual control
Asteya Honesty
Aparigraha Generosity
Niyamas Second branch of Yoga rules of personal behavior
Shoucha Purity
Santosha Contentment
Tapas Discipline
Svadhyana Spiritual exploration
Ishwara-Pranidhana Surrender to the divine
Asana Third branch of Yoga / Seat or position
Pranayama Fourth branch of Yoga / conscious breathing techniques
Pratyahara Fifth branch of Yoga / process of directing the senses inward to become aware of the subtle elements
Dharana Sixth branch of Yoga / the mastery of attention and intention
Dhyana Seventh branch of Yoga / the development of witnessing awareness
Samadhi Eighth branch of Yoga / the state pf being settled in pure unbounded awareness
Gyan Yoga of understanding
Bhakti Yoga of love and devotion
Karma Action that generates a reaction
Raja Yoga of meditation
Mahavakyas “Four Great sayings" from the Upanishads
Prajnanam Brahma “Consciousness is Brahman”
Ayam Atma Brahma “This Self (Atman) is Brahman”
Tat Tvam Asi “That is that. Thou art that.”
Aham Brahmasmi “I am the totality”
Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha “Yoga is the quieting of the mind field"
Prakritim Svam Avastabhya Visrjami Punah Punah “Turning back unto myself, I create again and again”
Agni Melee Purohitam “I express my gratitude to surrender to this fire of transformation”
Nistrai Gunyo Bhav-Arjuna “Go beyond the three gunas, Arjuna”
Yogastah Kurukarmani “Establish yourself in the state of yoga. Perform your actions”
Sahaswara Consciousness Chakra
Ajna Intuition Chakra
Vishuddha Expression Chakra
Anahata Heart Chakra
Manipura Energy Chakra
Svadhisthana Creativity Chakra
Muladhara Root Chakra
Ananda Bliss / pure, limitless, unconditioned joy
Atman Soul / individual expresión of pure Spirit
Brahman Spirit, absolute existente, pure consciousness
Guru Dispeller of darkness, great teacher
Maya Illusion of the senses
Moksha Liberation / freedom from all conditioning
Mudras positions of the eyes, hands or body
Nadi Subtle channel through which energy flows
Namaste The divine Light in me honors the divine Light in you
Prakriti Matrix of life, the World, primal nature
Prana Life force or vital breath
Purusha Essences of mind, the self, pure potentiality
Satsang Gathering of people seeking the truth
Sanskrit Ancient sacred language
Shanti Peace
Sutras Thread
Upanishads collection of 108 vedic text dealing with higher status of consciouness
Vedas Revealed knowledge / four holy books which are the foundation of Vedic
Guna fundamental quality or property
Rajas maintenance / transformation / active / excited
Tamas dissolution / resistance / heavy / dull
Sattva creation / purity / goodness