Sanskrit Introduction

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the Sanskrit language.


Be familiar with the origins of Sanskrit, its distinctive qualities, and the significance of it being the language of the original yoga texts.


Define the word “Sanskrit” and review its origins. Explore how the language is unique and how it may impact those who use it. Consider reasons that teachers may wish to use Sanskrit in their teaching, and considerations for increasing effectiveness when they do.

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