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The absolute Self.
Consort of Lord Shiva.
A contemporary Indian Yogateacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, student of Krishnamacharya.
The revered patriarch of Yoga, who systematised yogic teachings. Author of the Yoga Sutras.
One of the three major subtle energy channels in the body, running around the spine and corresponding to solar energy.
One of the three dominant physiological forces in man acc. to Ayurveda, characterised by gall, temperament, heat, fire etc.
Intuitive wisdom (penetrating all things and phenomena in the entire universe); cognitive acuity; revelation.
The web of manifestation apparent as the natural world. The uncaused cause; eternal nature with three constituents, the Gunas.
Right, relative knowledge.
The most subtle energy of manifestation, underlying all other energies and matter; cosmic energy.
One of the five internal ‘winds’ (Vayus), currents or organic Prana inside our body, that regulate the body’s energies and bodily functions.
The fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga, using the breath to regulate the accumulation and circulation of prana in the body.
Total commitment to the spiritual path.
Making peaceful; grace; purification.
The fifth limb of Ashtanga Yoga. Internalisation of awareness.
Inhalation during Pranayama.
Ancient scriptures extolling in legendary form the powers and deeds of positive gods.
Supreme or transcendental Self. Pure, eternal spirit, immutable, unchangable under all circumstances. The eternal conscious principle, counterpart to eternal nature (Prakriti); analogous to Atman.
One of two mythological isles between which lies the ocean of milk; also symbol for Sahasrara Chakra.