Due to COVID-19, our customer service response times are delayed. We appreciate your patience.

The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga

Complete A-to-Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants

The Sanskrit terms thrown out during yoga can be confusing and difficult to follow, even for regular, motivated practitioners. With The Language of Yoga, a renowned teacher of yoga's source language offers an invaluable guide to the pronunciation and meaning of the practice's most important and evocative terminology, including the posture names.

Shipping calculated at checkout.
Format
Price
Paperback Book
Regular price
$18.99
Sale price
$18.99
eBook
Regular price
$18.99
Sale price
$18.99

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with all Sounds True products for one year when purchased via our website or catalog. If a Sounds True product fails to meet your expectations—for any reason—simply return it with receipt for a full refund. For items purchased from Sounds True that are manufactured by other companies, we indicate the warranty period in the product description.

Please note: Refund requests over 120 days from the purchase date will receive a check, as funds cannot be returned to the credit card due to fraud protection policies.

All downloadable audio and video titles are also covered by a one-year guarantee.

DESCRIPTION

An in-depth reference guide to the vast majority of Sanskrit posture names, terms, and chants used in yoga.
 
Ashtanga. Adhomukhashvanasana, Chakra. Prana. The complex terminology of yoga can be overwhelming to someone new to the practice.
 
For longtime Sanskrit and yoga scholar Nicolai Bachman, these words are not just foreign terms to be memorized and recited during practice. In The Language of Yoga, Bachman shows that each syllable is a door to deeper, richer engagement with yoga not only as a physical exercise, but as a living, vibrating connection to the life force of this tradition. Providing translation, cultural significance, and precise pronunciation for more than 200 illustrated asanas, The Language of Yoga is the definitive guide to the modern usage of Sanskrit. You will also discover:

  • Why the exploration of yoga philosophy complements and enriches the physical practice
  • Correct spelling and pronunciation of common terms you’ll likely encounter in the studio
  • Mudras and chants for different life circumstances
  • Downloadable audio files for pronunciation of hundreds of terms and posture names

 
More than just a supplement to your yoga practice, The Language of Yoga vividly illuminates an ancient system of sacred syllables that resonate deep in the subtle body. Whether you’re a passionate enthusiast or a curious beginner, The Language of Yoga offers an invaluable reference guide for any explorer of the yogic path. 

SAMPLES

REVIEWS

DETAILS

Paperback Book

Contents 1 Paperback Book (160 pages)
Dimensions 6 x 8 1/2 inches
Product Code BK05925

eBook

Contents 1 eBook (145 pages)
Filetypes EPUB, JPG, PDF, MOBI, MP3
Product Code BD00924W

Enhanced eBook

Contents 1 Enhanced eBook (145 pages)
Filetypes EPUB
Product Code BD00924E