Glossary of Terms

the soul
“he who”
(“sacrifice”) oblation in fire; sacrifice. The breath is constantly offered as an oblation to the soul fire in the cave of the cranium. In a broader sense, every activity of every living being that is in the form of enjoying sense objects, is sacrifice (yajña).
one of the four Vedas
deities in charge of protecting wealth
(“to him”) the seed sound in the heart center (twelve-petaled lotus), which means air
(“restraint”) self-discipline, restraint; the first limb of Patañjali’s Ashtanga Yoga system, which includes non-violence, truthfulness, non-misappropriation, celibacy, and non-possiveneness
the god of death
one of the three holy rivers of India
the mother of Krishna
(“yoking”) a branch of Indian Philosophy; esoteric meditation; to perceive the constant union with the divine Self in every breath, in every moment, in every activity, and in every achievement. Yoga is the way you can perceive divinity manifested in the whole universe as well as in the entire body.
mother nature
yoga means oneness of body and soul, and nidra means sleep. But yoga nidra does not mean sleep; it is constant awareness of the inner Self or conscious samadhi.
aphorisms on yoga as described by Sage Patañjali
using the power of the yoga of action and knowledge to withdraw all power from the lower centers to the upper center and remain beyond the mind, thought, intellect, ego, and body sense in the formless stage.
the teacher of yoga
one who is constantly united with the supreme Self
(“holder”) the place of origin, of procreation; womb; progeny
see jyoti mudra
war; battle; fight
a spiritual and powerful warrior on the side of Pandava. The actual meaning of Yudhamanyu is derived from yudha, which means to fight constantly and to subdue; and manyu, which means sin, evil, malice and all other evil qualities that keep human beings far from God-realization.
one of the five Pandava brothers; he was the first son of Kunti, born mystically through union with the god Dharma (truth). His name comes from yudha (to fight) and sthira (steady, calm), “One who is calm in the battle of life.” His power resides in the neck center.
the ordinary meaning of this word is “age” or “era,” but the real meaning is “dual” or “two.” Every breath consists of an inhalation and an exhalation; this is the dual state or yuga.
a warrior on the side of Pandava. Yuyudhana means one who has the greatest desire for soul culture and deepest regard for God.