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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