Raja, Hatha, Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Mantra, Tantra
7 major branches of yoga
Royal yoga, classical yoga, kriya
Liberation through meditation and renunciation of the world
Yoga of force
Liberation through physical transformation
Yoga of wisdom, disciplined cultivation of knowledge
Liberation through steady application of higher wisdom
Yoga of devotion
Liberation through self surrender in the face of the divine
Yoga of action
Liberation through self transcendent service
Yoga of potent sound
Liberation through empowered sounds, words, prayers, phrases
Yoga of harnessing energy, bodily experience
Liberation through subtle energy work, perception, ritual
Grandfather of hatha Yoga
Desikachar, Iyengar, Pattabi Jois, Indra Devi
Name the direct students of Krishnamacharya
Patanjali's 8 limb path
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi
Poses for meditation
Control of the senses
Single pointed focus
Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Bramacharya, Aparigraha
Virtuous sexuality, chastity, moderation
Greedlessness, voluntary simplicity
Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, Isvara Pranidhana
Self discipline, austerity
Self study, study of the yoga scriptures
Surrender to the divine, devotion to the absolute
7 Energy centers in the body
Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna, Sahasrara
Sacral chakra, hips sacrum, genitals
Solar plexus chakra
Third Eye chakra
Cycle that exists in all nature, mind/body/spirit, creation sustaining destruction, beginning middle end
The practice that teaches us to ride the wave of life's rhythms in a state of awareness, receptivity and equanimity
Breath and movement. Adaptable to micro-macro cosmic rhythms, focus on inner states of bhava, moving from simple to complex, use of krama, use of repetitive movement to teach alignment.
Yoga teacher qualities
Right intention, morality, authenticity, self practice, humility, gratitude, compassion, curiosity, intuition
All yogas foundation
An extraordinary state of consciousness
A codification of the 8 limb yoga sutras of patanjali
Anjali, Jnana, Chin, Bhairava, Hasta, Sharira, Kali Vira, Prana
Wisdom or knowledge mudra
Conciousness mudra, tip of thumb and index fingertip together, other 3 fingers extended
Union mudra, right hand placed on top of the left with both palms facing up
Give and receive mudra. Along side of the hips with palms facing up
focus/fire mudra. fingers interlaced with indexes pointed forward.
Using your whole body as mudras
Jalandhara, mula, uddiyana, pada, hasta, ischial
Bandha. Head bent forward, chin pressed firmly against chest,
Bandha. Contraction of the perineum/cervix
Bandha. Abdominal contraction, diamond belly contraction
Bandha. All four corners of the foot rooting down with a rebound of energy rising upward through the center of the arch
Bandha. All four corners of the palm and all fingers pressing down with a rebound energy upward through the center of the palm.
Bandha. The hamstrings contracting around the ischial tuberosities to provide containment and balance and to avoid overstretching.
Focusing the gaze on a single point to assist in concentration
Life force control and expansion
Puraka, inhalation. Rechaka, exhalation. Kumbhaka, retention.
Inhalation in pranayama
Exhalation in pranayama
Retention in pranayama. Internal and external.
Ujjayi, Bhastrika, Kapalabhati, Surya Bhedana "Sun breath"
Nadi Shodhana, Shitali, Sitkari, Chandra Bhedana
Channels through which prana flows. Tube or pipe flow.
14 major nadis. 3 most important. Sushumna nadi. Ida nadi. Pingala nadi.
Sushumna, Ida, Pingala
3 most important Nadis
Total number of nadis in the body
Knots along the sushumna nadi
Nadi running along the center of the spine
Nadi running along the left of the spine
Nadi running along the right of the spine
Brahma, at muladhara chakra. Vishnu at anahata chakra. Rudra at Ajna chakra.
Energy points that work as capacitors to boost the flow of prana. Energy amplification points
Energy anatomy parts
Chakras, Bandhas, Nadis, Marmas
Chakras, bandhas, nadis, marmas
Name the four energy anatomy parts
Energetic vibe or healing state of consciousness
Flow of prana
Main focus in a hatha yoga class
Energetic concentrations of refined states of being for transformational effect
The map of the inner journey. 5 etherial sheaths.
Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya, Vijnanamaya, Anandamaya
Anatomical layer, gross body, food body
Energy or life force layer. Breath body, Vital Energy
Mental and emotional sheath. Memory, reason, conceptualization. Processing thoughts and emotions.
Wisdom body. Higher knowledge. Insight, intuition, prophecy, vision, illumination.
The spirit sheath. Bliss. Liberated energy
Main causes of suffering or hindrances
Attachment to living.
5 Pranic Winds
Prana, Apana, Samana, Vyana, Udana
Upward and outward
Radiating omni directionally outward from center. Movement within asanas.
Chanting. Drishti, Simhasana (Lion) Breath. Sigh. Sweating. Crying. Movement within asanas.
Coiling inward towards center. Core cultivation. Uddiyana and mula bandhas. Movement within asanas.
Exhalation. Rooting. Grounding. Pressing down. Movement within asanas.
Inhalation. Upward extension. Rising up. Movement within asanas.
Pruthivi, Apas, Agni, Vayu, Akasha
Earth, Water, Agni, Air, Space
Earth bhuta, at Muladhara
Water bhuta, at Svadisthana
Fire bhuta, at Manipura
Air bhuta, at Anahata
Space bhuta, at Vishuddha
3 Universal tendencies or forces. Sattva, Rajas, Tamas
Sattva, Rajas, Tamas
Tri-guna tendency towards purity and lucidity.
Tri-guna tendency towards action. Movement. Dynamic change
Tri-guna tendency towards inertness, darkness, stagnancy, dullness.
Life knowlege. Life science.
The qualities of the Bhutas or 5 elements.
Gunas. Hot, sharp, light, dry, subtle
Gunas. Heavy, dull, static, dense, hard, gross
Gunas. Cold, liquid, dull, soft, oily, slimy
Gunas. Clear, light, subtle, soft, all pervating.
Gunas. Mobile, dry, light, cold, rough, subtle.
3 functional principles or psycho-physiological energies
Pitta, Kapha, Vata
Fire and Water dosha
Water and earth dosha
Space and earth dosha
Daily, seasonal, life cycles
The current state of dosha imbalance.
The combination of 3 doshas received at conception. Original mind body combination.
Daily routine or ritual conduct
Purpose of Yoga
To control the turnings of the mind with Asana, meditation, mantra, focus