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What is Sutra? - Yoga Sanskrit terms

A sutra is a short verse or scripture, found within the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism. The term is a Sanskrit word which translates as ‘code,’ ‘note,’ or ‘sacred thread.’ As well as offering guidance and information, they can also be used within chanting or meditation. Some...
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Drishti Explained

The term ‘Drishti’ comes from a Sanskrit term meaning ‘sight.’ It usually refers to the gazing technique often practiced when holding a particular yoga pose, though it can also be used during meditation to aid in the withdrawal of senses, and the improvement of focus.It is used to refer...
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The Seven Chakras Beginners Guide

In this beginners guide to the chakra system, our goal is to get you an overview of the different main chakras. There are seven different types of chakras in the human body. Each of the seven chakras has a different type of energy. These seven chakras hold the energies in our bodies and help...
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Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna) as it is known in Sanskrit, is probably one of the most popular poses. The name translates from the Sanskrit roots as follows: Adhas: DownMukha: FaceSvana: DogAsana: PostureIt stretches the shoulders and the hips...
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Utthita Parsvakonasana - Extended Side Angle Pose

Utthita Parsvakonasana is a pose performed as part of the standing sequence in Vinyasa flow yoga. The name Utthita Parsvakonasana is derived from three Sanskrit words utthita meaning extended, parsva meaning side or flank and kona meaning angle. The name, therefore, translates to extended side...
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