The Beginner’s Guide to

Common Phrases in Yoga

You beginners usually hear strange sounding words when they go to yoga sessions. You will hear many strange phrases during your yoga class and it is important that you know the meaning of these phrases so that the next time around, you will understand what is really going on around you. Yoga is beneficial because it can improve many aspects of your life. If you really want to get the most of your yoga class then it is important for you to understand the phrases that are being uttered during the sessions.

The language of yoga is Sanskrit and this is the language used in most of the words you will hear in your yoga class. This ancient language is one with 49 letters. Learning the words used in your class can lead you to a deeper understanding of yoga which makes you have a stronger practice.

You will hear the word asana often. When you hear the word asana, think of your posture or the pose that you are doing. In yoga class, you will assume many poses and this is what asana is all about.

The term namaste is a very common phrase that everybody knows. It means the divine within me honors the divine within you and is used to close a practice.

Unifying with the creation and the divine is what is implied in the word om. It is a symbol. Mentioning the word om repeatedly is a way to connect you during your mediation practice. Meditation takes many forms. You can be using mala beads in your meditation practice. You can also have a guided practice and quiet inward solo intention. There are really no wrong ways to meditate. Yoga and meditation will help connect you further to your understanding.

There are Sanskrit names used to describe yoga classes. In order to know what will go on in the practice, it is good to know what these names mean.

In the Vinyasa class, you use mostly flowing movements. Asana movements such as sun salutations are used in this class.

Another yoga style that you can practice is the Kundalini. Breathwork, asanas, meditation, and spiritual connection are the focus of this class. It is more than just poses.

Bikram yoga is a kind of class that will really make you sweat. It is a yoga practice that turns up the heat.

Desiring to learn more is the most important thing in doing yoga. Having an open heart and an open mind will lead you to find deeper connections to all the things that you care about.

If you want to learn more about yoga and its practice you can go to this website which is a dedicated website for yoga practitioners.