Adhiṣṭāna – Indriya’s organ of sensation
Ājñā cakra – The sixth or “third eye” chakra, located between the eyebrows
Anāhata cakra – The fourth or heart chakra, located in a heart region
Apāna mudrā – Type of mudra which is helpful for mental or physical digestion and for elimination waste material from the body.
Artha – Indriya’s specific range of object (object of perception)
Asātmendriya saṃyoga – Conjugation of sense organs with improper objects (wrong perception).
Asātmya – Unwholesome
Bīja mantra – One syllable seed sound. When said aloud, activates the energy of the chakras in order to purify and balance the mind and body.
Cikitsā – Treatment/therapy
Daiva-vyapāśraya – Spiritual way of healing
Deṣa – Country, region
Devatā – Deity
Dhvanyātmaka – Instrumental sound
Dhyāna mudrā – Type of mudra which helps to bring one into deeper, more profound concentration.
Gandha cikitsā – Aroma therapy
Indriya – Inner faculties of perception
Indriyārtha – An object of sense
Indriya buddhi – Perception by the senses (assimilates knowledge, analyzes experiences and takes decisions for achieving goals)
Indriya dravya – Indriya’s specific receptor matter (Tanmatra)
Indriya Pañcpañcaka – Systemic process of sensory perception through 5 phasic phenomenon
Iśwara – God
Jātakarma saṃskāra – Reciting of mantras in the newborn’s right ear and requesting the Gods to protect the newborn from evil spirits
Jñana – Knowledge
Jñana mudrā – The mudra of knowledge
Jñānendriya – Sensory faculties
Jyotiṣa – Vedic astrology
Karāvalokanam – Worshiping the energy hidden in one’s hands
Karmendriya – The five motor faculties
Kīrtana – Singing of prayers with a musical accompaniment
Maṇipūra cakra – The third chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus
Māyā – Illusion
Mud – Joy/happiness/bliss
Mudrā – Systemic hand, body and face gestures. Mudras are closed electrical circuits of subtle channels in physical and subtle bodies.
Mūlādhāra cakra – The first or root chakra, located at the base of the spine
Ojaskara – The substance or process which promotes immunity (Ojas) and vitality
Prajñāparādha – Crime of wisdom
Prāṇa mudrā – Type of mudra which helps to activate dormant energy in the body.
Prāṇa stāna – Polarity therapy (to stabilize prana)
Pūjā – The act of worship
Rāga – Different musical notes
Rasa cikitsā – Taste therapy
Ratna – Gemstone
Ratna cikitsā – Gemstone therapy
Rūpa – Sight or form
Rūpa cikitsa – Chromo therapy
Śabda – Sound
Śabda cikitsā – Sound therapy
Sadvṛtta – The code of virtuous conduct
Sahasrāra cakra – The seventh chakra, located on the crown of the head beneath the Fontanelle
Saṃskṛta – Sanskrit
Satvāvajaya – Psychological way of healing (assurance therapy)
Satya – Truth, honesty
Sparṣa – Touch
Sparṣa cikitsā – Touch therapy
Śrī – Wealth and prosperity
Sūkṣma – Subtle
Surya mudrā – Type of mudra which increases the solar/fire element in the body and improves metabolism and digestion
Swādīśthāna cakra – The second chakra, located in the pelvic area.
Tanmātrā – Subtle elements, that are the objects of the five senses.
Teja bhūta – Fire element
Varṇa cikitsā – Color therapy
Varṇātmaka śabda – Alphabetical sound
Vāstu – Objects or matter.
Vāstu śāstra – Science of direction that combines the five elements of nature and attempts to integrate their corresponding qualities to achieve balance in living spaces.
Viśacikitsā – Treatment of poisoning
Viśuddha cakra – The fifth chakra, located in the region of neck and shoulders.
Yantra – A diagram engraved on a metal plate, paper or on a bark of certain trees. Yantra is appropriated to a specific Diety. The power of Diety brings the profound healing power thru Yanta.
Yogavahi – Catalyst ( the one that accelerates the properties of others)
Yuktivyapāśraya – Rational therapy