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Bonus 24. Sanskrit Lesson 12

Speaking Sanskrit to spice up your class not only provides your students with a much more authentic experience but also allows you to immerse yourself into the history and culture behind the practices.



Ujjayi (Sanskrit उज्जायी) comes from the Sanskrit prefix “ud” (उद्) added to it and root “ji” (जि): “ujji” (उज्जि), meaning “to be victorious”
Ujjayi literally means “Victorious Uprising”


Kapalabhati (Sanskrit: कपालभाति) made up of two Sanskrit words: kapāla meaning ‘skull’, and bhāti meaning ‘shining, illuminating


Anuloma (Sanskrit: अनुलोम) literally means “with the hair,” from anu (with) and loma (hair) .It is often translated as “in a natural order“.


Viloma (Sanskrit विलोम) Reverse, in the opposite way. Often traslated as “Against the natural order”.

nāḍī Śodhana

Nadi Shodhana (Sanskrit: नाडी शोधन) The term comes from the Sanskrit nadi, meaning “channel,” and shodhana, meaning “cleaning” or “purifying.”


Agnisara (Sanskrit: अग्निसार) Agnisāra is a sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and sāra (सार)


naulī (Sanskrit: नउली) Nauli is a Sanskrit word for an exercise that is carried out to clean the abdominal body through massaging the internal organs.
Also known as “isolation of the belly”.