In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is
symbolic of purity of the body,
speech, and mind as while rooted
in the mud, its flowers blossom on
long stalks as if floating above
the muddy waters of attachment and desire.

Yoga Vocabulary
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Common Yoga Terms
Yoga: a practice involving mind body and breath leading one to greater self understanding.
Yogi: A man who practices yoga.
Yogini: A woman who practices yoga
Poses Terms
Asana: a pose or stretch which is steady and comfortable, and the quality of the breath is calm and steady.
Breathing Terms
Pranayama: Prana means subtle energy (derived from the breath), and yama means regulation.

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