Abhinvesha – root of fear

Exp. expressed by insecurity and hesitation

Ado-Mukha-Shvanasana – downward facing dog

Ado-Mukha = holding down the face, lower the face
Mukha = face, mouth
Shvana = dog

Adho-Mukha-Shvanasana

Akarna-Dhanurasana

Karna = ear (-a = close to)                              
Dhanu = bow

Ardha-Baddha-Padma-Padmottanasana

Adrha = half
Baddha = trapped, hold back                                 
Padma = Lotos                                                                       
Pashchima = west (whole back side)                       
Uttana = intensive strech
Ut = a particle which means sensitivity and intensity
Tan = strech out, widening, extend

 

Ardha-Baddha-Padmottanasana

Ardha-Baddha-Padma-Pashchimottanasana

Adrha = half
Baddha = trapped, hold back                            
Padma = Lotos                                                                       
Pashchima = west (whole back side)                       
Uttana = intensive strech
Ut = a particle which means sensitivity and intensity
Tan = strech out, widening, extend

Ardha-Chandrasana – Halfmoon

Ardha = half
Chandra = Moon

Ardha-Chandrasana

half boat – Ardha-Navasana 

Ardha = half
Nava = Ship, Boat

Asmita

Ego

Ego in the meaning of being greater than others, the urge to outplay others. The urge to be right.

 

Asana – Posture

as = stay, be, sit down, find comfort in a certain position

 

Avidya

Knowledge which is no real knowledge. 

Kinder von Avidya

1. Asmita
2. Raga
3. Dvesha
4. Abhinvesha

Baddha-Hasta-Shirshasana

Baddha = trapped, hold back
Hasta = hand                                                                             
Shirsha = head

 

Baddha-Konasana

Baddha = trapped, hold back
Kona = angle

 

Baddha-Padmasana

Baddha = trapped, hold back
Padma = Lotos

 

Bhekasana – = Frog

Bheka = frog

Bhujangasana I  – = Cobra / Snake

Bhujanga = snake

Bhujangasana-I

BowDhanurasana 

Dhanu = bow

Boat – Paripurna-Navasana  

Paripurna = complete, perfect, holistic
Nava = boat, ship, steamboat

Half boat – Ardha-Navasana 

Ardha = half
Nava = boat, ship, steamboat

Bridge – Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana 

Setu = bridge
Bandha = shackle, chain, position
Sarvanga = whole body

Cardinal Points

North = crown of the head = Scheitel des Kopfes
East = front of the body incl. face and toes = vorderer Teil des Körpers – Gesicht – Zehen
South = sole of foot and heels
East = back side of the body – head till heels = Rückseite des Körpers – Kopf bis Fersen

Chair – Utkatasana

Utkata = powerfull, wild, uneven
Ut = a particle which means sensitivity and intensity

Chaturanga-Dandasana

Chatur = four
Anga = one piece or one of it, the body
Danda = stick, rod

Chaturanga-Dandasana

Chitta

individual consciousness 

Cobra/Snake – Bhujangasana I

Bhujanga = snake

Cock / Rooster – Kukkutasana

Kukkuta = cock / rooster

Cow – Gomukhasana 

Go = cow
Mukha = face, mouth

Gomukha describes a human whos face looks like the face of a cow. It’s also names an instrument, which is narrow on one end and wide on the other – as the face of a cow.

Crocodile – Nakrasana 

Nakra = crocodile

Dandasana

Danda = stick, rod

Darshana – „the gaze, the view“ „a special way to see“

drsh = to see

Like having a look in the mirror. 

Dhanurasana – Bow

Dhanu = bow

Dhanurasan

downward facing dog – Ado-Mukha-Shvanasana

Ado-Mukha = holding down the face, lower the face
Mukha = face, mouth
Shvana = dog

Dvesha – refusal

To refuse someone, an experience or something.

 

Eagle – Garundasana

Garuda = Eagle

Garunda is also the name of the king of the birds. He is also introduced as the companion of Vishnu. He’s a white face and a watery blue beak, red wings and a golden body.

Eka-Pada-Sarvangasana

Eka = one
Pada = leg
Sarvanga = whole body

Eka-Pada-Shirshasana

Eka = one
Pada = leg
Shirsha = head

Eka-Pada-Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana 

Eka = one
Pada = leg
Setu = bridge
Baddha = trapped, hold back
Sarvanga = whole body

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