Are You a Teacher or a Practitioner Looking to Speak Kundalini Yoga Terms with Confidence?
Between our 13 Moons community and our Online 200 Hour Kundalini Teacher Training there are a lot of words that may leave us feeling left behind or confused. This is because Kundalini yoga has a distinctive vocabulary of frequently used terms and expressions. Not to worry though, you will be a speaking confidently in no time.
What are some of the most commonly used Kundalini Yoga terms?
To eliminate the head tilt of confusion, we’ve created a handy guide to help define some our most commonly used phrases and terms.
Use these Kundalini yoga definitions to give you a head start in your new meditative and yoga practice. Embrace the yogi-speak with confidence!
In-joy, and we hope to connect with you soon inside our growing communities.
Tapping into the energy of the 13 moon cycles in a solar calendar year.
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo – Bowing & honoring to the wisdom within & without
The breath and energy combined; descending life force energy.
The action. Postures and exercises in a krya.
A fast-paced breath, powered by the fire in the 3rd chakra/diaphragm.
Energetic wheel/circle. There are 7 in the body, along the spinal column.
A small, shorter krya, taken from a full-length krya.
After an exhale, drawing the abdomen in and up.
Sitting in a cross legged position.
Generating/Organizing/Deconstructing force, the Universal Life Force.
Forefinger touching the thumb. It activates wisdom and knowledge.
A mantra meaning; the creative seed.
The asana/action/postures/ exercises
A tiny krya, taken from a full-length krya.
Coiled energy resting at the base of the spine.
Awareness, awakening the coiled energy.
The 28 day cycle of the moon, generally 13 in a solar calendar year.
Engaging all three locks simultaneously after an exhale.
Syllables and words that carry the sound vibration, given specific effects.
The energy of illusion.
Yoga using the hands exclusively.
After an inhale or exhale drawing the pelvic floor in/up & holding.
The third of the 3 main bandh, closing off the throat.
Five element breath using mid-paced belly-pumping breathing.
The breath and energy combined; rising life force energy.
A daily spiritual practice, usually done in the early morning.
A mantra meaning; ‘I Identify with Truth’ Truth is my name.
Resting posture, usually done at the end of a krya.
Direction & guidelines for a krya.
Symbolic of the sacred fem, goddess, intuitive living.
Creative energy, existing everywhere & animating everything.
To connect/yoke/join together.