Does your yoga teacher say each yoga pose in Sanskrit?

Yoga Teacher, Tony Eason. Namaste Hands.

Originating in ancient India with a 3,500-year history rooted in Hindu philosophy as well as Buddhism and Jainism, Sanskrit is considered to be one of the oldest languages on Earth,

Sanskrit is still relevant to yoga practice today. Many of the chants sung in kirtan, the mantras repeat in meditation, and the terms you hear from your yoga teacher’s lips are ancient Sanskrit words.,

Below is a yoga glossary of 42 Sanskrit words used to describe yoga  asanas / postures in  the yoga studio.

Now do your homework & learn the Sanskrit translations!

Buddha with mantra Om Mani Padme Hum

42 Yoga Asanas in Sanskrit

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Yoga Teacher Tony Eason with Namaste Hands

“Not only has there been a reversal of Hatha Yoga and Yoga, whereby Hatha Yoga (the “part”) has been labeled as “Yoga” (the “whole”), but the whole process and scope of Yoga has been effected in our collective perceptions of Yoga.”Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

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