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Maharshi Patanjali’s Yogasutras – Learn and Recite

Maharshi Patanjali’s Yogasutras – Learn and Recite

Yogasūtrās of Patanjali, one of the earliest authoritative texts, 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:.

In the first part of this course, we focused on the first & the second pādās, and 5 sūtrās from the 3rd pādā.

In this course, which is the second part, the learners will study the 3rd & 4th pādās.

Enroll now to deepen your understanding.

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Course Fee: ₹3000
Medium of Instruction
English and Sanskrit
Eligibility
Anyone with the ability to chant shlokas & understand English & basic Sanskrit
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
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Introduction

Yoga is a pure science. It is the engineering of the inner being. The Yogasūtrās of Patanjali is one of the earliest authoritative texts. 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 & the second pādās, and 5 sūtrās from the 3rd pādā were studied in the first part. In this course, we are going to study the 3rd & 4th pādās.

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 will also be understood naturally.

  • vibhUtipāda: it starts with the last three angas of ashtaanga and with the constant practice, how one is going to reach the various states of samaadhi and acquire siddhis (paranormal powers or treasures).
  • kaivalyapāda: gives how one attains kaivalya, being in a state of bliss, alone, without any kind of tools.

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
  2. Introduction to Yogasutra of Maharshi Patanjali & to vibhUti pādās
  3. Recitation of 1- 8 sutras & its explanation
  4. Recitation of 9- 13 sutras & its explanation
  5. Recitation of 14 – 20 sutras & its explanation
  6. Recitation of 21- 25 sutras & its explanation
  7. Recitation of 26 -34 sutras & its explanation
  8. Recitation of 35 – 37 sutras & its explanation
  9. Recitation of 38 – 41 sutras & its explanation
  10. Recitation of 42 – 46 sutras & its explanation
  11. Recitation of 47 – 50 sutras & its explanation & its explanation
  12. Recitation of 51 – 55 sutras & its explanation, overall summary

Part-II

  1. Introduction to Kaivalya pādās
  2. Recitation of 1- 5 sutras & its explanation
  3. Recitation of 6 – 10 sutras & its explanation
  4. Recitation of 11- 15 sutras & its explanation
  5. Recitation of 16- 20 sutras & its explanation
  6. Recitation of 21 -25 sutras & its explanation
  7. Recitation of 26 – 30 sutras & its explanation
  8. Recitation of 31 – 34 sutras & its explanation
  9. Recitation of all the sutras from 3rd pādās
  10. Recitation of sutras from 4th pādās & overall summary

 

Faculty
teacher

Dr. M.A.Jayashree

Director, Anantha Research foundation, Mysore

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 on the topic, “Concept of Mind in Indian philosophy” done under the guidance of Prof K. T. Pandurangi. 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 holds a vidvat (master) degree in Carnatic classical music and is a Performing Musician. She is an accomplished artist in Mysore school of painting. She is the Vidwatpramukh for ItihasaSankalanaSamiti, Karnataka chapter. Currently she is the director of Anantha Research Foundation, an institution exclusively meant for research in the field of ancient sciences of India and also into the philosophical and cultural roots of Bharata. 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 SrimadBhagavadgita. She has presented papers in national and international seminars and conferences. She has conducted many workshops along with her brother Prof. M.A.Narasimhan on chanting of Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, given lectures on Yoga Philosophy and taught Sanskrit in an easy way in many parts of the world like Hong Kong, Thailand, America & Europe. She has also given several sessions in the “Evolution – Asia Yoga Conference ” in Hong Kong for 3 consecutive years. She has produced many CDs and books as learning aids in the traditional method of oral chanting in the name ‘Srutiparampara’.

teacher

Prof. M. A. Narasimhan

Director, Itihasa Bharati, Mysore

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 Master’s Degree in Education with specialization in advanced psychology and research methodology and in Sanskrit. He has specialized in Indian philosophical systems and a yoga practitioner. He has been a disciple of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He has taught the TM technique to more than 25,000 people and has trained more than 1000 teachers of Transcendental meditation. He has held many responsible posts in the then Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence. He was the director for the TM operation in the entire south India, the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka with more than 600 teachers helping him in spreading the message of TM. He was instrumental in opening small scale industries and many schools in different parts of India. He has been a Siddha practitioner and reaping the benefits of advanced techniques which are termed as Siddhis. He is a research scholar specializing in the fields of Indian culture and the Sciences of ancient India. He has a considerable number of books, monographs, and papers in the fields of Indian history, Science, Sanskrit and philosophy to his credit. He is one of the editors to the journals like Ithihasasamachar, IthihasaRashmi’ He has conducted many workshops along with his sister Dr. M.A. Jayashree on chanting of Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, given lectures on Yoga Philosophy in many parts of the world like Hong Kong, Thailand, United states & Europe. He has also given several sessions in the “Evolution – Asia Yoga Conference” in Hong Kong.