glossary of terms




Yin and Yang: Chinese concept based on the theory that the natural state of the universe is balance; ie: for every type of energy there is a equal opposite energy, and all are interconnected. Yin: feminine principal; passive; associated with the tranquility, night, moon & psychic energy, Yang: masculine principal; active; associated with the sun, daylight, heat & creation ***

Yoga: (Sanskrit, "union") A family of spiritual practices that originated in India, where it is seen primarily as a means to enlightenment (or bodhi). Traditionally, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, and Rāja yoga are considered the four main yogas. In the West, yoga has become associated with the asanas (postures) of Hatha yoga, which are popular as fitness exercises. Yoga as a means to enlightenment is central to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. *

A Hindu discipline of integrating all aspects of an individual - body, mind & spirit, usually done in a routine of various “poses” which stretch and strengthen body tone while in a focused mental state. ***










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