Yoga FAQs Glossary of Terms

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

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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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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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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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