Sanskrit Dictionary - U
Udana – pranic air current in the area of the throat and face.
Uddiyana bandha – ‘flying upward’ or stomach lock
Ujjayi pranayama – psychic breath performed by contrasting the epiglottis producing a light sonorous
Umani– literally means no mind or without mind; state of Samadhi; consciousness devoid of finite mind.
Uttana kurmasana – the “lifted” tortoise pose. Also known as Garbhasana (foetus pose). Described in
Hatha Yoga Prakipika.
Udasinam [udaaseenum]: indifference
Upadesa[upudesh^]: instruction or guidance of a Guru
Upadhi [upaadhi]: limiting adjunct; subtitle; body-related
Upanisad(s) [upunishud]: philosophical writings forming part of the Vedas; knowledge portion of the Vedas
Upasaka [upaasuk]: meditator; layman who lives according to certain strict rules
Upasana [upaasun]: meditation; contemplation
Upasana sthana [upaasun sthaan]: seat of meditation
Uttama [ ]: highest grade