Comprehensive list of yoga terms, meanings, and sanskrit translations for Hatha,  Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga & other forms
B Meaning or definition
Baddha Konasana Bound Angle Pose
Bahir outside, external
Bahir kumbhaka external breath retention. The stage of pranayama where breath is retained after exhalation.
Bahiranga trataka concentrating the attention upon an external object such as a candle flame.
Bakasana Yoga Crane Pose, Crow Pose
Balasana Yoga Child's Pose, Baby Pose
Bandha a posture in which organs and muscles are contracted to create energy lock in a specific area.
Bandhana A bond.
Basti a colon cleansing technique.
Bhagvad Gita a part of the famous Hindu epic 'Mahabharata'. Teachings of Lord Krishna to his disciple Arjuna at the commencement of the battle of Kurukshetra, with explanations on sannyasa yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and jnana yoga.
Bhairavasana Ashtanga Yoga pose dedicated to Sage Bhairava.
Bhakta One who practices Bhakti.
Bhakti devotion
Bhakti Yoga Yoga of devotion.
Bharadvajasana The asana dedicated to sage Bharadvāja
Bhastrika pranayama 'bellows' breathing technique in which the breath is forcibly drawn in and out through the nose in equal proportions, like the pumping action of the bellows.
Bhekasana Frog Pose
Bhramari pranayama breathing practice in which a soft "humming-bee" sound is produced during exhalation to stimulate the Ajna Chakra
Bhujangasana Yoga Cobra Pose.
Bhujapidasana Yoga Shoulder Pressing Pose
Bikram yoga active yoga performed in a hot environment.
Bindu Point or Dot, worn on forehead as third eye.
Bitilasana Yoga Cow Pose
Bodhi Enlightenment although literally means awakened.
Bodhisattva Enlightened being.
Brahmacharya Purity, chastity, nonlust.
Brahman supreme consciousness, absolute reality, God, divinity.
Buddha Awakened one or enlightened one.
Buddhi The intellect.