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Yogi

One who practices yoga.

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Yoga sutras

A collection of 195 Sanskrit aphorisms organized by Patanjali, an ancient Indian scholar, that are…

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Yoga nidra

This term describes the state of relaxation that is in between waking and dream sleep;…

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Yogananda, paramahansa

A leading spiritual figure of the twentieth century whose Self-Realization Fellowship teaches kriya yoga; initiated…

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Vyana

The quality of energy in one’s being that relates to circulation.

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Vrttis

Modifications or disturbances in one’s mind field.

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Vivekanada, swami

A celibate yogi who introduced yoga to United States at the World Parliament of Religions…

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Vinyasa

Refers to a step-by-step progression; when this concept is applied to the practice of asana,…

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Viniyoga

A style of hatha yoga whose name is derived from its method of instruction, vinyasa-krama,…

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