Anahata Chakrai: One of the energy centers in Yogic metaphysical anatomy. Physiologically, it is related to the thoracic plexus and has a strong connection with the heart.
Asana: Seat, yoga posture
Brain Coherence: Uniform pattern of activity throughout the brain
Breath Coherence: Uniform pattern of activity characterized by steady, deep and long breaths.
Consciousness: Etymologically, to be conscious of something is to share knowledge of it with someone else or with oneself. Consciousness can be thought as the “awareness of awareness”
Coherence: ordered distribution of energy in a waveform, as in oscillatory systems that vary sinousoidally at a stable frequency and amplitude.
Corpus callosum: brain structure that connects both hemispheres.
Ida: The nadi that runs on the left side of the Sushumma nadi. Anatomically, this nadi is connected with the parasympathetic nervous system.
Heart Coherence: state of stable sine-wave activity in heart rate. Coupled with emotional balance, alertness, and improved cognitive abilities
Kundalinii: Esoteric term used to refer to the latent spiritual power envisioned in the form of a snake. The activation of this energy leads to transformative experiences including enlightenment
Kriya: Physical action or exercises
Mitahara: Moderation in diet
Nadii: Tube that carries prana
Nada: Manifestation of energy currents of the heart as a sound
Nadi Sodhana: Yogic exercise designed to purify the nadis. Consists of alternate nostril breathing
Nauli: Purification exercise of the abdominal region
One-pointedness: state of mind characterized by deep immersion in contemplation of the environment or metaphysical energies.
Pingala: The nadi that runs on the right side of the Sushumma Nadi. Anatomically, this nadi is connected with the sympathetic nervous system.
Prana: Vital energy. Scientifically, interpreted as nervous currents
Samadhi: Superconscious state characterized by deep absorption and concentration
Siddhi: Psychic powers, or extra-sensory abilities that cannot explained by known physical or biological mechanisms.
Sushumma: Central nadi, through which the Kundalini energy flows
Swara Yogai: Branch of Yoga which focuses on the alternation of the breath in relation to human energy structures. Etymologically, the Yoga involving the sound of one’s breath.
Tatraka: Gazing at a particular spot, usually the eyebrows or the tip of the nose
Yoga: Eastern tradition that promotes deeper states of consciousness, eventually leading to enlightenment
Yoga Nidra: Yogic sleep. Practice that includes the constant examination of thought patterns, the control of prana, and proprioceptive awareness.