Aap: Water element.
Abhyanga: oil masssage.
Acne: An inflammatory eruption occurring
usually on the face and neck.
Agni: digestive fire, synonymous with
properly balanced cell metabolism in Western
Ajna chakra: Centre of command,the"
Akasha: Ether or space.
Alambusha nadi: Yogic nadi, channel.
Alochaka pitta: Form of pitta governing
Ama: residual impurities deposited in the
cells as the result of improper digestion. Also
mental ama, impure or negative thoughts and moods.
Anaemia: A below-normal level in the
number of red blood cells.
Analgesic: A substance that relieves
Annamaya kosha: Physical or gross body.
Apana vayu: Downward moving vayu.
Arishta: Symptom suggestive of death.
Aromatic: Taste which stimulates the
Artava: Menstrual Blood.
Artavaha srotas : Menstrual channels.
Arthritis: An inflammatory condition of
Asana: Posture, third stage of yoga.
Ascites: An excessive accumulation of
fluid in the abdominal cavity.
Ashvini mudra: Yogic practise of
contracting anal sphinctor muscles.
Asthidhara kala: Special membrane for
Asthma: A respiratory disorder in which
there is breathlessness wheezing and cough (dry or
with mucus expectoration).
Atrophy: A wasting or diminution of size
or physiological activity of a part of the body.
Attributes: The inherent qualities or
properties of a substance.
Avalambaka Kapha: Form of Kapha in
Avasthapaka: Primary phase of digestion.