10 Sanskrit Words You Hear in Yoga Class (& What they mean!)

10 Sanskrit Words You Hear at Yoga (& What they Mean!)

Ever been to a yoga class and had zero idea what language the teacher is speaking?

You certainly wouldn’t be alone! Many students let the Sanskrit, an ancient Hindi dialect used to describe poses or yogic concepts, wash right over them. And whilst it isn’t necessary to know any of this language at all to enjoy a spot of yoga, it can be a useful way to advance your yoga practice and get closer to its history and philosophy.

Here are 10 of the most commonly used Sanskrit words in yoga along with a short definition of each.

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15 Ways Yoga Transforms Your Body

You probably feel much better after a yoga class, but have you ever stopped to think about why? Here are the physical and mental benefits of stepping on your yoga mat.

You probably feel better both physically and mentally after a yoga class, but have you ever stopped to think about what’s going on in that bod of yours after you’ve stepped off the mat? I’ve found learning about the benefits of yoga during my yoga teacher training course absolutely fascinating! Here are just some of the benefits that a regular practice can provide you with – better than any pill I ever heard of!

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