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(EN) - A Glossary of 34 Frequently Used Yoga Terms | elephant journal

(EN) - A Glossary of 34 Frequently Used Yoga Terms | elephant journal | Yoga | Scoop.it

"Yoga in Plain English.

In most yoga classes I’ve attended, the teacher throws out at least a few—if not a ton—of tongue-twisting Sanskrit syllables.

When I was in yoga teacher training, I remember learning all these new concepts and words. It can be overwhelming, especially at first.

I’m no Sanskrit scholar, but here are some basic translations of several of the common terms used in yoga classes and workshops.

I’m not including names of specific asanas here, because if I did, this"


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If Life Feels Like a Battlefield, Mindfulness Can Help

If Life Feels Like a Battlefield, Mindfulness Can Help | Yoga | Scoop.it
With mindfulness courses, you will learn to identify the internal struggles and you apply a different way of relating to them.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:36 PM

You start with the WHY's...Why me? Why now? Why is all of this happening?  You move to the WHEN's...When will things get better?  When will things be different?  When will it all end?  "Wrestling with our thoughts and feelings can be likened to a war within ourselves."

 

So if life feels like a battlefield, mindfulness can help you to get out of your own way.  Through mindfulness, you can learn to observe your thoughts differently.  And in doing so, it becomes easier to change the relationship you have with those thoughts. 

 

It's true that mindfulness practice is not some miraculous quick fix.  Yet over time, "you will learn to identify the internal struggles – the thoughts, language, feelings and strategies you currently use and apply a different way of relating to them."

 

Instead of fighting your own personal war, why not instead become the skillful observer of it?