Attachment; liking. One of the five Kleshas which are at the root of all suffering.
One of the three Gunas; the energy or principle of vitality, motion, activity, which in combination with the other two Gunas constitutes all phenomena.
A modern Yogi whose disciple Vivekananada first brought Yoga to the West in the late nineteenth century.
A modern god-intoxicate Yogi who lived almost his entire life in a state of ecstatic liberation.
Exhalation during Pranayama.
The most well known and first one of the four Vedas.
‘Seer of the Vedas’. A man of wisdom. An ecstatic and singer of sacred hymns.
Infirmity, referring to physical and mental maladies, resulting from the (over-)indulgence of Bhoga (see above). The opposite of Bhoga, which leads to Roga, would be Yoga!
Rudra is another name for Lord Shiva. One of the three knots (of ignorance) that Kundalini must pierce on the way up from Mooladhara to Sahasrara Chakra. These knots also help to prevent a premature ascent of the Kundalini Shakti – when we are in no way ready for certain insights or higher truths.