Sanskrit’s the language of yoga. This Proto-Indo-European language is about 7,000 to 8,000 years of ages. Knowing the names of yoga postures in Sanskrit enables a student to understand a course throughout the world because presents (or asanas) couldn’t equate into the very same word from language to language. Yoga instructor and author Marget Braun discusses that Sanskrit likewise permits students to experience yoga on a more historical and spiritual level.

Step 1

Find the best yoga classes. Some yoga trainers don’t frequently use the Sanskrit names of presents. Try calling regional yoga studios and gyms to discover which classes use the Sanskrit yoga posture names. Often, classes with the words ‘standard,’ ‘Hatha,’ or ‘Ashtanga’ in their description use a great deal of Sanskrit, but constantly ask.

Step 2

Learn some essentials for Sanskrit yoga presents. For example, ‘asana’ mean ‘posture’ and is included as a suffix to the end of almost every Sanskrit yoga present. The position Garudasana equates as ‘garuda,’ or ‘eagle,’ then, by adding ‘asana’ you’ve Garudasana (or eagle pose). You’ll also end up being familiar with words frequently included at the beginning of postures like ‘ardha,’ indicates ‘half,’ as in Ardha Chandrasana (balanced half moon), ‘urdhva,’ which means ‘upward,’ as in Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (upward dealing with canine), and ‘adho,’ meaning ‘downward,’ as in Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward dealing with canine).

Step 3

Study Sanskrit. Try a book that consists of audio. A book showing photos of poses and supplies a CD of ways to pronounce the asana names will assist enhance your Sanskrit researches. Also, websites like Yoga Journal consist of the Sanskrit translations of yoga positions in their ‘position finder’ area (see Resources).

Step 4

Whisper the name of the Sanskrit yoga posture under your breath or repeat it in your mind just as you enter it on your mat. Repeating is essential to learning Sanskrit or any other language. Hearing your yoga trainer say the pose, then doing and repeating the asana aloud, will assist you remember it for the next course.

Step 5

Submerse yourself in a yoga refuge or yoga approach workshop. Spending numerous days or a week finding out about the history of yoga and Sanskrit yoga postures could enhance your understanding.