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Dosha

In Ayurvedic medicine, each of three energies believed to circulate in the body and govern physiological activity. The three doshas are pitta (fire), vata (air and space) & kapha (water and

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Ahimsa

One of the Yamas in Pantanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. Ahimsa translates to non-violence or non-harming

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Sattva

One of the Gunas. Sattva is free from impurities, peaceful, calm, consciousness

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Tamas

One of the Gunas. Tamas is stability, solidness, can also be lethargy and darkness

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Gunas

Energetic forces which weave together to form everything in the Universe.  The Gunas are Rajas,  Sattva, and Tamas

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fascia

connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle

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sangha

means to “bring together” into a group and is the general word for “community” in both Pali and Sanskrit. Often it is used to refer to a spiritual community.

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Patanjali

An author, mystic and philosopher.  Not much is known about him. He is believed to have lived between the 2nd and 4th century. Known by many as the compiler of

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virabhadra

virabhadra is the name of a powerful warrior in Hindu mythology.  The name translates to ‘hero friend’ and he fought for Shiva. Several poses bear his name, virabhadrasana 1, 2

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