Course curriculum

  • 1

    Oct. 01 - Yoga Philosophy with James Boag

    • What is Yoga? Evenness and Skilfulness

    • What is Yoga? What's in a word?

    • What is Yoga? The Medistate

    • Yoga and joining 1

    • Yoga and joining 2

    • Yoga and joining 3 - The Sāṅkhya-Yoga model of reality - introduction

    • Yoga and joining 4 - The Sānkhya-Yoga model of reality - 5 great elements - the pañcamahābhūtāḥ

    • Yoga and joining 5 - The Sāṅkhya model of reality - the tanmātrāḥ

    • Yoga and joining 6 - The Sāṅkhya-Yoga model of reality - The Indriyāḥ

    • Yoga and joining 7 The Sāṅkhya-Yoga model of reality - the antaḥ karaṇa

    • Yoga and joining 8 - The Sāṅkhya-Yoga model of reality - gaṇeśa śaraṇam

    • Where does yoga come from? 1 - Consciousness

    • Where does yoga come from? 2 - India

    • Where does yoga come from? 3 - Veda

    • Where does yoga come from? 4 - Veda-s and Vedic Tradition

    • Where does yoga come from 5? Yoga, the Veda, The Upaniṣad-s and the Gītā

    • Indic Context - The Puruṣārthāḥ - the Aims of Life

    • Vedic context - Two Upaniṣadic definitions of reality: saccidānanda and satya-ṛta-bṛhat

  • 2

    Bhagavad Gītā

    • Bhagavad Gītā - Introduction and opening verse

  • 3

    Practical Patañjali

    • Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra - Introduction and Overview

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.1-1.3

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.4-1.6

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.7-1.11

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.12-1.14

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.15-16 Vairāgya

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.17-18 Samprajñātaḥ and Asamprajñātaḥ samādhi

    • YS1. 19-20 essential qualities for practice

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.21-22

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.23-28 īśvarapraṇidhāna

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.29-31

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.32-33

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.33 The essential practice

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.34-39

    • Yoga Sūtra 1.40-51

    • Yoga Sūtra 2.1

    • Yoga Sūtra 2.2-9 The kleśa-s

    • Yoga Sūtra 2.10-27 summary

    • Yoga Sūtra 2. 28-32 aṣṭāṅga introduction and yama-niyama

    • Yoga Sūtra 2 33-40 pratipakṣabhāvana

    • Yoga Sūtra 2 46-48 āsana

    • Yoga Sūtra 2.49-50

    • Yoga Sūtra 2. 51-52

    • Yoga Sūtra 2.53-55

    • Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3. 1-3 dhāraṇa-dhyāna-samādhi

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    Additional Resources

    • Yoga Sūtra recitation