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Maharshi Patanjali’s Yogasutras – Learn and Recite (I)

Maharshi Patanjali’s Yogasutras – Learn and Recite (I)

Patanjali’s Yogasūtrās are the foundational texts of classical yoga philosophy. The participants shall be trained to chant the sutras through ‘shruti-paramparaa’, an ancient listening tradition in a simple tune by call & response. The Yogasūtrās are very relevant to us to restore the normal, calm state of our over exhausted minds.

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Price

Course Fee: $70
Medium of Instruction
Mix of Sanskrit and English
Eligibility
Ability to chant shlokas & understand English & basic Sanskrit.
Validity
One year from the beginning of the course
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
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Introduction

Yoga is a pure science. It is the mathematics of the inner being. The “Yogasūtrās of Patanjali” is one of the earliest authoritative texts as far as the world of yoga is concerned. The Patanjali Yogasūtrās are a collection of 195 Sanskrit sūtrās (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. The Yogasūtrās have 4 pādās, namely समाधिपाद:, साधनपाद:, विभूतिपाद: and कैवल्यपाद: Out of these the first 2 pādās & 5 sūtrās from the 3rd pādā are taken for study in this course. The vibrations produced in the human system by chanting these texts help the person to transform to higher states of consciousness. As one goes on reciting the sūtrās, the meaning of the sūtra will also be understood naturally.

  • Samādhipāda: gives the whole blueprint of the present state of mind, how you are going to reach the various states of samaadhi and a state of equanimity.
  • Sādhanapāda: gives the very practical method of how to practice and reach that goal of the Ashtaanga
  • Vibhūtipāda: completes the Ashtaangayoga

Objectives

  • Acquire the skill of chanting & memorizing the sūtrās
  • Understand the sūtra meaning naturally through recitation
  • Adapt the Ashtaanga lifestyle of a calm & collected mind

 

Expected Outcomes

  • To achieve good Sanskrit pronunciation
  • To improve mindfulness and more maturity
  • Knowledge of yoga technical terms

Beneficiaries

  • Anyone interested in learning to recite Yogasutras.

Syllabus

Part-I

  1. Introduction to chanting and proper pronunciation with practical experience & Introduction to Yogasutra of Maharshi Patanjali
  2. Introducion to Samaadhi Paada, recitation of 1- 6 sutras & it’s explanation
  3. Recitation of 7- 12 sutras & it’s explanation
  4. Recitation of 13- 18 sutras & it’s explanation
  5. Recitation of 19- 23 sutras & it’s explanation
  6. Recitation of 24 -29 sutras & it’s explanation
  7. Recitation of 30 – 32 sutras & it’s explanation
  8. Recitation of 33 – 39 sutras & it’s explanation
  9. Recitation of 40 – 46 sutras & it’s explanation
  10. Recitation of 47 – 51 sutras & it’s explanation & overall summary

 

Part-II

  1. Introduction to Saadhana Paada
  2. Recitation of 1- 11 sutras & it’s explanation
  3. Recitation of 12- 18 sutras & it’s explanation
  4. Recitation of 19- 25 sutras & it’s explanation
  5. Recitation of 26- 21 sutras & it’s explanation
  6. Recitation of 26 -32 sutras & it’s explanation
  7. Recitation of 33 – 39 sutras & it’s explanation
  8. Recitation of 40 – 45 sutras & it’s explanation
  9. Recitation of 46 – 52 sutras & it’s explanation
  10. Recitation of 53 – 55 sutras & it’s explanation & overall summary
Faculty
teacher

Dr. M.A.Jayashree

Dr.M.A.Jayashree a retired Professor of Sanskrit, currently the director of Anantha Research foundation, Mysore, an institution engaged in foundational research work in the field of ancient sciences of India and also in the field of Sanskrit and Indian culture, holds a doctorate degree in Sanskrit from Bangalore University She has many books, monographs and papers to her credit in the fields of Sanskrit, Ancient Sciences, Indian history, Culture, Music and so on. She is the Vidwat pramukh for Itihasa Sankalana Samiti, Karnataka chapter. She is an accomplished speaker in Sanskrit and an avid teacher propagating learning of spoken Sanskrit through simple methods. She has a large following of overseas students to learn Yoga Sutras of Maharshi Patanjali and Srimad Bhagavadgita.

teacher

Prof. M. A. Narasimhan

Prof. M. A. Narasimhan, Director, Itihasa Bharati, Mysore, an institution meant to do research work in rewriting the history of Bharata exclusively from the Indian perspective, is a science graduate holding Masters Degree in Education with specialization in advanced psychology and research methodology and also in Sanskrit. He has specialized in Indian philosophical systems and a yoga practitioner. He is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He has held many responsible posts in the then Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence. He is a research scholar specializing in the fields of Indian culture and the Sciences of ancient India.