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Principles and Practice of Antaranga Yoga (PPAY)
About the Course
The ending of duHkha and experiencing Ananda is the fundamental goal of yoga. However, with an overemphasis on relaxation and health benefits, the popular idea of yoga has become restricted to a small range of practices like Asana, pranayama and mindfulness. There is also the tendency to focus on the ultimate end point of Yoga namely the union between jeevAtma and paramAtma.
The core of the teaching in the Yoga sutra is not focused on either of these extremes. It directs attention to the functioning of oneís psyche. A mind that is not capable sustained attentiveness is neither capable of comprehending the world, nor understanding oneself.† The Yoga Sutra takes a step by step approach to enabling a person to have a deep insight into the way our mind functions. It not only describes the process that enables deep dhyAna and samadhi, but also the processes that†cloud the mind and prevents it from acting from its full potential, experience joy and rest in profound peace.
Since PataŮjaliís Yoga Sutra is built on the dar?ana of Sankhya, this course will start with unpacking the worldview of Sankhya. Given that the Bhagavad Gita is a synthesis of Sankhya and Yoga, it will prepare the students for a deeper philosophical understanding of the Bhagavad Gita.
The course will commence on 19th April, 2021 and go on up to 02nd† July, 2021. The details of the course can be seen at: https://www.indicacademy.org/enroll/vidwan/smt-saraswathi-vasudevan/principles-and-practice-of-antaranga-yoga/