Abhinvesha – root of fear

Exp. expressed by insecurity and hesitation

Adho-Mukha-Shvanasana – downward facing dog

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

Adho-Mukha-Shvanasana 136

Akarna-Dhanurasana

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

Akarna-Dhanurasana I 137
Akarna-Dhanurasana II 154

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-Padma-Padmottanasana 193

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-Baddha-Padma-Pashchimottanasana 103

Ardha-Chandrasana – Halfmoon

Ardha = half
Chandra = Moon

Ardha-Chandrasana 213

half boat – Ardha-Navasana

Ardha = half
Nava = Ship, Boat

Ardha-Navasana 117

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-Hasta-Shirshasana 283

Baddha-Konasana

Baddha = trapped, hold back
Kona = angle

 

Baddha-Konasana 70

Baddha-Padmasana

Baddha = trapped, hold back
Padma = Lotos

 

Baddha-Padmasana 146

Bhekasana – Frog

Bheka = frog

Bhekasana 122

Bhujangasana I + II  – Cobra / Snake

Bhujanga = snake

Bhujangasana I 132
Bhujangasana II

BowDhanurasana

Dhanu = bow

Dhanurasana 125

Boat – Paripurna-Navasana

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

Paripurna-Navasana 139

Half boat – Ardha-Navasana 

Ardha = half
Nava = boat, ship, steamboat

Ardha-Navasana 117

Bridge – Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana 

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

Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana 249

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

Utkatasana 235

Chaturanga-Dandasana

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

Chaturanga-Dandasana 100

Chitta

individual consciousness 

Cobra/Snake – Bhujangasana I

Bhujanga = snake

Bhujangasana I 132
Bhujangasana II

Cock / Rooster – Kukkutasana

Kukkuta = cock / rooster

Kukkutasana 140

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.

Gomukhasana 155

Crocodile – Nakrasana

Nakra = crocodile

Nakrasana 92

Dandasana

Danda = stick, rod

Urdhva-Dandasana 146

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

drsh = to see

Like having a look in the mirror. 

Dhanurasana – Bow

Dhanu = bow

Dhanurasana 125

downward facing dog – Adho-Mukha-Shvanasana

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

Adho-Mukha-Shvanasana 136

Dvesha – refusal

To refuse someone, an experience or something.

 

Eagle – Garudasana

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.

Garudasana 262

Eka-Pada-Sarvangasana

Eka = one
Pada = leg
Sarvanga = whole body

Eka-Pada-Sarvangasana 230

Eka-Pada-Shirshasana

Eka = one
Pada = leg
Shirsha = head

Eka-Pada-Shirshasana 290

Eka-Pada-Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana

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

Eka-Pada-Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana 300