8 words to know in yoga class

8 words to know in yoga class

Are you ever overwhelmed or confused by the Sanskrit words used in yoga? I'm here to help with the simple meaning of these 8 words to know in yoga class.

Pranayama: controlled breathing

Mantra: repeating words or syllables

Asana: posture or pose

Vinyasa: a series of poses

Tadasana: mountain pose (standing tall at the top of your mat)

Dristi: focusing on a specific point

Savasana: corpse pose or final relaxation

Namaste: a respectful greeting or farewell meaning, "my soul honors your soul"

Hope you find this helpful. Are there other words or phrases that confuse you in yoga?

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