Vocabulario de Yoga en Español

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Ready to dive into the world of yoga in Spanish? Grab your colchoneta (yoga mat), and let’s go!

Yoga in Spanish: Breath is Key

Ahhh, take a deep breath. The breath is arguably the key to yoga in any language. In Spanish, many of the words are similar to the English ones.

respirar – to breathe

la respiración – breath

respiro – I breathe

profundo/a – deep

profundamente – deeply

inhalar – to inhale

exhalar – to exhale

Concéntrese en su respiración y movimientos físicos.Focus on your breath and physical movements. 

Siempre que conecte su respiración con sus movimientos, estará haciendo yoga.
As long as you are linking your breath to your movements, you are doing yoga.

Sanskrit – EnglishSpanish
Adho mukha svanasana – Downward facing dogPerro hacia abajo
Savasana – Corpse posePostura del cadáver
Setu bandha sarvangasana – Bridge PosePostura del Puente
Marjaryasana – Cat pose Postura del gato
Utkatasana – Chair posePostura de la silla
Balasana – Child’s posePostura del niño
Bhujangasana – Cobra posePostura de la cobra
Garudasana – Eagle posePostura del águila
Trikonasana – TriangleEl triángulo
Utthita parsvakonasana – Extended side angleTriángulo extendido
Ananda balasana – Happy baby poseLa postura del bebé feliz
Ardha matsyendrāsana – Half spinal twist Media torsión sentada
Ustrasana – Camel El camello
Tadasana – Mountain poseLa postura de la montaña
Baddha konasana – Cobbler’s poseLa postura del zapatero
Uttanasana – Forward foldLa pinza de pie
Vriksasana – Tree posePostura del árbol
Virabhadrasana – Warrior posePostura del guerrero 
Prasarita padottanasana – Wide-legged forward bendLa pinza de pie separada
Anjaneyasana – Crescent moonLa luna creciente

For more bilingual pose names, check out 58 Kids Yoga Poses In Spanish!  

Advanced Yoga in Spanish Vocabulary

The deeper practice of yoga involves meditation, mindfulness, and more. Here are some more complex vocabulary words for the serious Spanish yogi.

La asana – Asana – yoga posture

El Buda – Buddha – a buddha is an enlightened one; “the Buddha” refers to Siddhartha Gautama

La mirada – Drishti – gazing point used during asana practice

Guru – one who brings us from darkness to light; a spiritual mentor

El karma – karma – action; the law of karma is the law of cause and effect

Kirtan – a community gathering involving chanting, live music and meditation

El mantra – mantra – a repeated sound, syllable, word or phrase; often used in chanting and meditation.

Om – the original syllable; chanted “A-U-M” at the beginning and/or end of many yoga classes

Prana – life energy; chi; qi

Pranayama – breath control; breathing exercises

La illuminación – Samadhi – the state of complete Self-actualization; enlightenment

Saludos al Sol – Surya Namaskar – Sun Salutations; a system of yoga exercises performed in a flow or series

Las sutras – sutras – classical texts; the most famous in yoga are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

El/la yogui – yogi/yogini – a male/female practitioner of yoga.

Example Sentences

No tienes que ser super flexible para hacer yoga.
You don’t have to be super flexible to do yoga. 

Sea amable con su cuerpo y, como con cualquier habilidad nueva, hágalo paso a paso.
Be gentle with your body and, as with any new skill, take it step by step. 

Permita que la mente permanezca tolerante y tranquila, ya sea practicando posturas suaves o más desafiantes.
Allow the mind to remain accepting and calm, whether practicing gentle or more challenging postures. 

Con la práctica sostenida, el yoga desarrolla la conciencia interior y la paz interior.
With sustained practice, yoga develops inner awareness and inner peace. 

Solo 15 minutos de yoga al día pueden mejorar su estado de ánimo (y su salud).
Just 15 minutes of yoga per day can transform your mood (and your health) for the better.

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