Category Archives: Yoga

Khecarī mudrā

Khecarī Mudrā (Sanskrit, खेचरी मुद्रा) is an ancient hatha yoga practice performed by placing the tongue above the soft palate and into the nasal cavity. For this purpose the tongue is elongated by gradually cutting through the lingual frenulum, thereby

Vastra Dhauti

A strip of wet cloth, four angulas wide (3″) and fifteen hands (1¼ metres) in length, is stoutly swallowed and, then taken out, as instructed by the guru. This is known as dhauti.
~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika 2.24

Vastra is


Kapālabhātī is a yogic prāṇāyāma technique. From an etymological perspective, the word kapalabhati is a composite lexeme composed of two Sanskrit words: “kapal” meaning ‘skull’, and “bhati” meaning ‘shining, illuminating’.…

Jala Netī

The nasal cycle is unknown to many people. It refers to the alternating partial congestion and decongestion of the nasal cavities in primates. It is a visible physiological congestion of the nasal conchae (nasal turbinates) due to selective lateralised activation …


“…lying full length on the back like a corpse is called Savasana. With this asana, tiredness caused by other asanas is eliminated; it also promotes calmness of the mind.”
~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika 1.32

Shavasāna (Sanskrit: शवासन; transl. “corpse pose”)

Yoga nidrâ

[The Ocean] becomes the bed of the lotus-naveled Vishnu when at the termination of every Yuga that deity of immeasurable power enjoys yoga-nidra, the deep sleep under the spell of spiritual meditation.
— Mahabharata, Book 1, section XXI

Yoga nidrâ