Inner sound, primeval sound.
The subtle channels of energy which conduct Prana.
An aspect of Lord Vishnu.
‘King of the Shatkriyas’. A cleansing technique for the abdominal organs, involving alternating contraction of the abdominal muscles so they appear to be rolling.
Cleansing of the nasal passage by inserting either salt water or a waxed cotton string or rubber tube into a nostril and pulling it out through the mouth.
Sleep, i.e. ‘yogic’ sleep or conscious sleep in which one has fully awakened.
Complete cessation; blocking; stopping; state of mind beyond the influence of the three Gunas. Derived from the Sanskrit verb root ‘Rudh’ – to stop completely by obstruction, wheras in Yoga this cessation should always be brought about through an act of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) and therefore ought to occur spontaneously (and will when we least expect it).
The state of release from the cycle of Karma, birth and death. Extinction of the flame; final emancipation.
The second limb of Ashtanga Yoga. Personal conducts involving the application of positive attitudes conducive to the practice of Yoga.