one of the cleansing techniques (shatkarmas), used to clean the oesophagus with a stick.
dandayamana bibhaktapada janushirasana –
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
dandayamana bibhaktapada paschimottanasana –
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
dandayamana dhanurasana –
Standing Bow Pulling Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
dandayamana janushirasana –
Standing Head to Knee Pose, often used in Bikram yoga.
danta dhauti –
teeth cleansing technique.
seeing a revered person or being either with physical sight or in vision.
vision in the literal and metaphorical sense; a system of philosophy, such as the yoga-darshana of Patanjali; cf. drishti
देव – zeitate (masc.)
a god or being.
a male deity, such as Shiva, Vishnu, or Krishna, either in the sense of the ultimate Reality or a high angelic being
देवी – zeitate (fem.)
additional name for the Great Mother.
a female deity such as Parvati, Lakshmi, or Radha, either in the sense of the ultimate Reality (in its feminine pole) or a high angelic being
bow pose, backward bending yoga pose, , often used in Bikram yoga.
duty, righteous path, self-discipline, work, duty, or destiny, the life of responsibility and right action.
from the word dhri meaning “to hold firm”, practice of concentration, or one-pointedness, sixth of the eight fold path in ashtanga yoga, the sixth of the eight stages of classical Yoga.
truth; the teachings of the Buddha; the path of truth
धर्म – Calea
un drum drept, o lege naturala
a term of numerous meanings; often used in the sense of “law,” “lawfulness,” “virtue,” “righteousness,” “norm”
second of the shatkarmas, cleansing technique of the eyes, ears, forehead, tongue, stomach, esophagus, rectum and anus.
Often referred to as ‘steadfastness,’ this is the ability to overcome fear, non-perseverance, and indecision.
meditation or contemplation, single-pointed focus of mind on either a form, thought or sound, quieting the mind, the seventh of the eight stages of classical Yoga.
meditation, the seventh limb (anga) of Patanjali’s eight-limbed yoga
initiation given by a guru.
the act and condition of induction into the hidden aspects of yoga or a particular lineage of teachers; all traditional yoga is initiatory
dosha दोष –
the three humours of the body, see kapha, pitta, vata.
The three governing elements of the body’s constitution, including vata (wind), pitta (bile and digestion), and kapha (bodily fluid).
physical body type; there are three doshas in Ayuveda—pitta (fire), vata (wind) and kapha (earth)
दृष्टि – focus
in atentia privirii
A focused gaze, is a means for developing concentration and balance. It also relates to the 5th limb of yoga, pratyahara, regarding sense withdrawal as well as the 6th limb dharana relating to concentration.
yogic gazing, such as at the tip of the nose or the spot between the eyebrows; cf. darshana
gazing point used during asana practice
dugdha neti –
nasal irrigation or cleaning technique with milk.
suffering, a fundamental fact of life, caused by ignorance (avidya) of our true nature (i.e., the Self or atman)