FREE SHIPPING IN NORTH AMERICA FOR ORDERS OVER $150!
0

Your Cart is Empty

Inner Fire Yoga Puns Explained!

March 27, 2013

Someone asked me today about the meanings behind the “yoga puns” I put on my shirts. I figured I would post the answers here! And yes, if you haven’t already guessed, I’m a huge Sanscrit nerd! I came up with most of these on a bus ride home one day. I have some terrible ones that never made it on to shirts too (like “I’ll order the Sushumna on rice” – you’ll only get this one if you’re a super Sanscrit nerd AND eat craploads of sushi like me).

**Apologies in advance if this ends up sounding like that lame person who ends up having to explain their own joke after everyone has already gotten it.**

 

“SHAKE YOUR ASANA”
- ASANA means yoga pose, or traditionally, seat.

 

“METTA IS BETTA”
- METTA means loving kindness. It’s always better!

 

“LIVING IN THE PERFECT SIDDHI”
- SIDDHI means perfection, success or attainment. Play on the word “City”.

 

“I’M WITH THE BANDHA”
- A BANDHA is an energy lock in the body that you activate to get stronger in a pose. Play on those lame “I’m with the band” shirts.

 

“I’M SWIMMING WITH PRANA”
- PRANA is life force energy that flows through all living things. Play on word “piranha”.

 

“I’M SO HAPPY I COULD KRIYA”
- KRIYA means “completed action” and also refers to exercises one does to cleanse the body, including self-induced crying to clear the eye ducts! Play on word “cry”.

 

“I’M JUST HERE FOR THE SAVASANA”
- SAVASANA is corpse pose, the last pose in a yoga class where you do absolutely nothing!

 

“I DRIVE MY OWN KARMA”
- KARMA refers to the cycle of cause and effect that is linked to our actions. Play on word “car”.

 

“I BROKE UP WITH HIMSA”
- HIMSA means harming or violence. Play on word “him”.

 

“ALL YOU NIDRA IS SLEEP”
- NIDRA literally means sleep in Sanscrit. Yoga Nidra is a style of meditation practice done laying down. Play on word “need”.

 

“GOING BHAKTI BASICS”
- BHAKTI yoga is the yoga of devotion, simple practices that bring us closer to an enlightened state, like chanting a mantra. Play on “back to basics”.

 

“NAMASTE, NAMASGO!”
- NAMASTE means “the divine light within me bows to the divine light within you”, it is said by both teacher and student to end the yoga class. Then you go!

 

______________________________ ___________

 

I hope that explains some of the quirky sayings I have on my shirts! Thanks for reading!

 

Namaste,
Leah

DSC_0042-e1363471232644-200x300 DSC_0044-e1363471586253-200x300 DSC_0047-e1363471417608-200x300 DSC_0048-e1363471675542-200x300 DSC_0055-e1363471708122-200x300 DSC_0076-e1363471350566-200x300

 

X


Also in Blog

Awaken: Morning Rituals for Mindful Living
Awaken: Morning Rituals for Mindful Living

December 08, 2016

We are full of potential immediately after we wake up. What we do first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of our day.
Read More
Inner Fire 3 days of Holiday Giveaways!
Inner Fire 3 days of Holiday Giveaways!

December 06, 2016

Enter for your chance to win! December 6th - 8th, 2016

One lucky winner each day will be selected by random draw.

Good luck!

Read More
Stand Strong, Stand Together.
Stand Strong, Stand Together.

December 01, 2016

We're happy to announce that in one day, we raised $3536 to support Standing Rock water protectors. This money will help with providing supplies, legal services, and any other support needed to help the resistance.
Read More

News & Updates

Join the Tribe to get the latest on sales, new releases and 10% off your first order!