The Language of Yoga

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Learn how to read, write and pronounce over 200 asana names and over 300 Sanskrit terms relating to yoga. Includes 7 chants, asana names in alphabetical order and separate tracks for Ashtanga sequences.

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Description

by Nicolai Bachman, new edition published by Sounds True 2020

Learn how to read, write and pronounce over 200 asana names and over 300 Sanskrit terms relating to yoga. Includes 7 chants, asana names in alphabetical order and separate tracks for Ashtanga sequences.

140 page lay-flat paperback book with link to downloadable audio MP3 files.

“… should, without doubt, be in the yoga library of every teacher and serious student.” – Yoga Journal

Finally, a tool to help yoga teachers and students pronounce asana names and yoga terms correctly!

Features

  • comprehensive
    • draws from the 3 major lineages of T. Krishnamacarya (Iyengar, Jois, Desikachar)
    • covers the vast majority of asanas practiced in the West
    • includes almost every common Sanskrit word related to yoga
    • chants from each tradition along with other popular yoga chants
  • audio and visual components reinforce each other
  • serves as a teaching guide and reference manual
  • consists of a lay-flat paperback book with link (in TOC) to MP3 download

Book

  • convenient 8 1/2″ x 6″ size
  • 7 common yoga chants
  • over 300 Sanskrit terms
  • over 200 asana names with clear line drawings
  • shows the original Devanagari Sanskrit script, transliteration and brief translation for everything
  • asana names listed alphabetically A to Y by Sanskrit name
  • three ways to quickly find an asana using the indices
    • locate by image by scanning the miniature line drawings
    • locate by a different Sanskrit name using the Asana Name Synonym Index
    • locate by the English translation using the English Name Index
  • easily accessible Sanskrit Pronunciation Key in the back of the book
  • audio track time points so the listener can go directly to a particular asana name on a given track
    Ashtanga sequences modularized to make it easy for practitioners of 1st, 2nd or 3rd series

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Accolades

Here are some comments from yoga teachers and students.

“Thank you so much for producing this wonderful book and audio – it is by far one of the most valuable resources I have come across for this type of information. All is presented so clearly and accessibly! This is a must own for all yoga teachers and serious students. I lead an annual Yoga Teacher Training course and this will be one of the first texts that I encourage prospective teachers to own!”
Ateeka, Maui, HI

“Nicolai Bachman has accomplished a monumental task (something which, secretly, I had hoped to do myself someday) in producing Asana Names and the Language of Yoga. Effectively organized, clear, and breathtakingly comprehensive, Nicolai’s work is necessary for all yoga students who aspire to learn the Sanskrit sounds of yoga.
Thank you, Nicolai. The Language of Yoga has my highest recommendation.”

Aadil Palkhivala, Yoga Centers, Bellevue, WA

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MP3 Audio Tracks

Session 1

Track(s) | Description
1 – 7 Chants for your Practice
8 Selected Yoga Sutras related to asana
9 Ashtanga – the eight limbs
10 Yamas
11 Niyamas
12 Animals
13 Bandhas
14 Body Parts
15 Cakras
16 Deities and Sages
17 Directions and Positions
18 Drshtis
19 Elements
20 Kleshas
21 Mudras
22 Numbers
23 Pranayama
24 Shat Karmas
25 Texts
26 Upanishads
27 Vayus
28 Vedas
29 General Yoga Terms

Session 2

Track(s) | Description
30 Vande Gurunam chant (Ashtanga begins)
31 Sun Salutation A
32 Sun Salutation B
33 Standing Postures
34 First Series Seated Postures
35 Finishing Postures
36 Ashtanga Second Series
37 Ashtanga Third Series (Ashtanga ends)
38 – 56 Asana Names beginning with A,B,C,…Y
57 Asana Name Synonyms
58 Sanskrit Alphabet Chant