Category: Yoga Glossary

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ishta इष्ट

loved, sought out, cherished ishtadevata: cherished divine being devata: godliness, personal God, ideal svādhyāyād-iṣṭa-devatā saṁprayogaḥ (Yoga Sutra II-44) “Self reflection (svadhyaya) brings divinity in the life.”

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indriya इन्द्रिय

sense organs, organs of perception, sensual energy kāyendriya-siddhir-aśuddhi-kṣayāt tapasaḥ (Yoga Sutra II-43) “Self discipline (tapas) destroys impurities and supernatural powers of the body that awaken the senses.” indriyajayah: the mastery of the sensual energy...

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ida nadi

one of the main energy channels running on the left side of the spine from the mooladhara (base) chakra to the ajna chakra in the head

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jnana ज्ञान

knowledge, understanding, wisdom jnana marga: path of knowledge jnana mudra: the gesture of knowledge – in this the index finger is bent so that its tip is joined with the tip of the thumb, the other...

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jala जल

water Jala basti: The yoga technique of enema using water – one of the yoga shatkarma Jala neti:  a shatkarma technique – cleansing of the nasal passages with water by alternating the flow of water...

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