Asanas: Physical postures of yoga.

Mantra: Sounds, syllables, words or groups of words that are repeated with the goal of creating a positive transformation; a sacred thought or prayer.

Guru: Teacher or master; one who illuminates the darkness.

Hatha Yoga: From “ha” (sun) and “that” (moon), hatha yoga seeks to unify opposites – body and mind, and describes any of the physical practices of yoga.

Mudra: Hand positions that have an influence on the energetic or feeling body.

Namaste: Commonly said at the end of a yoga class by the instructor and the students that honor one soul to another.

Meditation: The process of opening to and becoming friends with our human experience.

Pranayama: Breath awareness to facilitate inner stillness and awareness.

Props: Mats, blocks, bolsters, and straps used to extend the range of motion and facilitate ease in a pose.

Savasana: Final relaxation; literally translated as “corpse pose.”

OM: Considered to be the first sound of creation. OM is frequently chanted before, after and/or during yoga classes.

Yoga: From the Sanskrit “yug” (yoke), means “union”. Yoga is an ancient discipline in which physical postures, breath practices, meditation, and philosophical study are used as tools for achieving liberation.

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