What is Yoga? Patañjali's Yogasūtras: Online Talk & Discussion
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About the Event
1. What is Yoga?
We will talk about the very idea of yoga, what does yoga mean nowadays; what is our perception of yoga & how do we apply what we learn from our physical yoga practice into our lives.
2. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
'Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind'
In ancient times yoga is first described by Patanjali in his treatise, the Yoga Sutras. The first chapter begins by telling us that yoga is restraining the mind to a state of equanimity so that the mind is not disturbed as it surveys the appearance and to know things as they are.The author also defines an eight-limbed path to yoga: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi. In our class we will look into essential concepts of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and think of their meanings and application in our daily life.
1. Defining the idea of yoga: What is yoga?
- Discussion: What does yoga mean to you?
2. Yogasūtra of Patañjali
-Discussion: What did yoga mean for Patañjali during his own historical place and time? How does the model of yoga for Patañjali can be implied in our contemporary ways of living?
- What is Yoga?€25€250€0