Yoga FAQs Glossary of Terms

The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Yoga FAQs article.

Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Chronic: In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months ...

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Chronic pain: Pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over ...

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Informatics: The application of computers and statistics to the management of information....

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Meditation: A typically self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind....

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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Posture: The carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body, or the position of...

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Spine: 1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects ...

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Strain: 1. An injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. 2. A heredita...

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Stress: In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional fact...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

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Wrist: The part of the hand that is nearest the forearm and consists of the carpal bones a...

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YAMA: See: Caspase 3.

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