When I started doing yoga, to the tune of Rodney Yee videos (yes, VHS! this was a while ago...) I largely ignored the occasional sprinkling of Sanskrit terminology. Mostly, Yee used English translations of the asanas (poses). But as I started to get more involved with yoga, I realized that I had to start talking the talk.
Good teachers don't use Sanskrit names to confuse or impress. They use it because it is the language of yoga, in the way that French is the language of ballet. While… Continue