Heartfulness proposes meditation on the heart with an aim of attaining subtler levels of consciousness. The heart is not merely a pump for blood circulation – its role goes far beyond that. References in ancient Indian literature on Yoga, especially that from Sages like Patanjali,…
Patanjali Yoga Sutras with Guruji Dr. HR Nagendra, President, IYA
We are back! Indian Yoga Association (IYA) brings back its endeavour to provide all with a lifetime opportunity to meet the world-renowned Yoga Gurus with Online Gurukulam- Learn with Masters because of repeated requests and demand from yoga lovers and followers. It is an online series of virtual sessions by the Gurus of IYA to help people to further deeply understand. The second series of Online Gurukulam will take the viewers through elaborated journey of yoga. The in-depth knowledge of different horizons of yoga will lead the viewer’s deeper into the world of yoga making them further understand the importance of inculcating the ancient science into their lives.
Starting again from November 7, 2021, the second series of virtual class by Guruji Dr HR Nagendra, President, IYA and Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), Bengaluru on Patanjali Yoga Sutra will comprise of 4 sessions. Each session will talk about 4 Chapters of Patanjali Yoga Sutra and will be Live from 5pm-6pm every Sunday of November 2021.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Sage Patanjali wrote 196 sanskrit verses (aphorisms) to attain wisdom and for self-realization through yoga around 400 C.E. Considered as the basis of yoga philosophy, these sutras are distributed into four padas (chapters): Samadhi, Sadhana, Vibhuti, and Kaivalya. At the core, these sutras aim to help people explore, understand and implement yoga.
Samadhi Padas which has 51 sutras, discusses the meaning of yoga and focuses mainly on themes of enlightenment, concentration, and meditation.
Sadhana Padas talks about the means of achieving a yogic state with 55 sutras. In this pada, you are introduced to the eight limbs of yoga— Yama (Five principles of ethics), Niyama (Five principles of conduct & discipline), Asana (Physical practice of yoga), Pranayama (Breath regulation), Pratyahara (Sensory withdrawal), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation) and Samadhi (Self-realization)
Vibhuti Padas consists of 56 sutras which talks about the benefits of practicing yoga regularly. Here you will deeply understand the final two limbs of yoga – Dhyana and Samadhi.
Kaivalya Padas has 34 sutras that talk about liberation and freedom from suffering. Here, the text explores the ultimate goals of yoga and provides thoughtful insight on the unconditional, absolute liberation yoga provides.
IYA is a self-regulatory body of all Yoga organisations. Online Gurukulam is an endeavour to provide yoga lovers and followers of our vedic culture a chance to meet the world-renowned Yoga Gurus and learn from them free of cost. The Association aims at bridging the gap between the Guru and the disciple, and bring the wisdom of yoga in its purity and directly from the source.
Join us for the Webisode 9, 10, 11 and 12 on November 7, November 14, November 21 and November 28, 2021 respectively for the words of wisdom on Patanjali Yoga Sutras by Guruji Dr HR Nagendra, President, Indian Yoga Association.
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About Guruji Dr. H. R. Nagendra
Guruji Dr. H. R. Nagendra, President, IYA and Chancellor, SVYASA, Bengaluru has been the guiding force behind the Yoga movement in India and world over. He is a mechanical engineer, Yoga therapist and an academic writer as well. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016, for his contributions to society. He is widely recognized across the world as Yoga Guru. He is a recipient of Yoga Shri title from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He has authored 35 books and over 100 research papers on Yoga.