All posts tagged: Patanjali

Fulfillment through Yoga

We are all aware about Yogacharya T.Krishnamacharya being a pioneer in using yoga (specifically asana and pranayama) for therapy and well-being. But little did we know that he was a great scholar of our sacred knowledge and traditions. One of his long-standing students Raghu Ananthanarayanan has put together an interesting note about how can one use yoga as a tool for deeper fulfillment and meaning in life? He has used the device of an innocent conversation between a young, curious child, Chiku who is Gayatri Iyer, and an elderly teacher Rita, just like the dialogues that used to take place between student and teachers at ashrams. In my discussions with Raghu who is Rita in the writings, I learnt how symbols and rituals of our Hindu culture have been misinterpreted for long and once you know the real meaning, you can only marvel at the profundity of the entire meaning and how it is part of the larger divine order. ChiKu: I am very confused Rita. I read a lot of posts about the health …

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International Workshop on Yoga Darshana

The Yogasutra of Patanjali is one of the most influential texts on Yoga ever written. This aphoristic work explains the path of Yoga in a series of concise steps, making it an invaluable work for any sadhaka. It is one of the six darshanas of Hinduism. Over the two millenia since it was written, it has been a guide to many in India. In more recent times, it’s fame has spread throughout the world. Vidyavatika is organizing a workshop for the study of the Yogasutra titled ‘International Textual Workshop on Yoga-darshana (Level 3)’. During this course, the participants will study (III.9 – IV) of the Yogasutra along with Vyasa’s commentary. The workshop aims to provide a complete picture of the Yoga-darshana and help the particpants appreciate the science that is Yoga. More information about the workshop can be found here. Indic Academy will sponsor three deserving candidates to attend the workshop by providing Rs 15000 for each participant. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send a mail to us at indictoday@gmail.com. Each participant …