History

General

Yoga sutras

The foundation of our current understanding of classical yoga

gunas

Qualities of the mind; qualities of the universe. Sattva, rajas and tamas.

ashta-anga

Eight-Limbed Path: yama (restraint), niyama (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), ptrayahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (absorption), samadhi (cosmic conciousness)

Atman

Self (which a capital S): emptiness, abundance, no self

moksha

Liberation

prana

life force

samskaras

energy blocks

sthira

steadiness and alertness

sukha

lightness and comfort; happiness

svadhyaya

self relection

tapas

willful practises - inner fire